Best Shrimp Creole Over Rice

"A classic, and for good reason. You can't beat this dish for ease, style, presentation and, most of all TASTE!"
Best Shrimp Creole Over Rice created by Jostlori
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  • Rinse shrimp well and pat dry on paper towels.
  • In a bowl, rinse reserved shells well in several changes of water, drain them in a colander.
  • Combine them with 2 cups water in a saucepan.
  • Bring to boil and simmer mixture for 20 minutes.
  • Strain broth through a sieve lined with a dampened paper towel (there should be about 1 ¼ cups of broth, if not, add enough water to measure, or reduce).
  • Reserve.
  • In a large skillet, melt 2 tblsps butter over moderately-low heat and in it cook the garlic, stirring, until it is pale golden.
  • Discard garlic and add shrimp to the oil.
  • Cook over moderate heat, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until barely pink, but not cooked through.
  • Transfer shrimp to a bowl, add remaining 2 tblsps of butter to the skillet and cook onion, peppers, mushrooms and celery, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  • Add paprika and flour and cook over moderately-low heat, stirring, for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste and reserved shrimp broth and bring to boil.
  • Add shrimp mixture and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through.
  • Stir in sour cream and Tabasco.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring, and season with salt and pepper (may be made 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled. Reheat in skillet over moderately-low heat, stirring, until heated through, but do not let boil.) Spoon Shrimp Creole in center and around edge of rice ring and garnish with parsley.

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  1. Davyea Monique
    This was delicious! It was one and a half tablespoons away from perfect! Followed the recipe exactly except for adding about a tablespoon of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning and 1/2 tablespoon of TexJoy Steak seasoning (it's only available in Texas though). This is a meal you can make when your intent is to impress!!!
  2. Davyea Monique
    added 1 tablespoon McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning and 1/2 tablespoon of TexJoy Steak seasoning
  3. Jostlori
    Best Shrimp Creole Over Rice Created by Jostlori
  4. Jostlori
    This was quite a surprise, as it tasted far different than I expected. I really liked the use of the shrimp stock and the rich creaminess as a result of the sour cream. I have to admit that I didn't measure the flour, and that caused my sauce to be a little thicker than I liked, but that was my fault. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for posting, teammate! Made for ZWT9 Family Picks - for team Gourmet Goddesses.
  5. Kim127
    Best Shrimp Creole Over Rice Created by Kim127


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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