Spicy Smothered Shrimp
Shrimp is a very versatile protein. Just ask Bubba Blue from the movie Forrest Gump. As he and forrest are scrubbing the floor with a toothbrush, Bubba rattles off all of the dishes that can be made with shrimp. This week I want to share two shrimp recipes that Bubba didn't think of. One is a hot presentation, the other a cool one.
1 (10-ounce can) Rotel tomatoes
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds fresh large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Creole seasoning , to taste
Hot cooked rice, for serving
In a blender, add Rotel. Blend until smooth. Set aside. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, heat butter and olive oil. Add onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in reserved tomatoes, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in shrimp, parsley, and green onions. Cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with Creole seasoning. Serve over rice.
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