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Shrimp Creole #06

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 tb Olive oil
  • 1 Onion; finely chopped
  • 3 Bunches chives -or-
  • 12 Scallions; finely chopped
  • 4 Shallots; finely chopped
  • 6 Cloves garlic; finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 -(up to)
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet chiles (or
  • -other very hot fresh
  • -chiles); seeded and finely
  • -chopped
  • 2 ts Finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 ts Curry powder; preferably
  • -Madras
  • 3 lg Ripe tomatoes; peeled,
  • -seeded and diced
  • 1 c Finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 c Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ts Chopped fresh thyme -or-
  • 1/4 ts Dried thyme leaves
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/3 c Dark rum
  • 1 c Fish stock or bottled clam
  • -juice
  • 2 tb Tomato paste
  • 18 Jumbo -or-
  • 24 lg Shrimp (about 1-1/2
  • -lbs.); peeled and deveined
  • 2 tb Fresh lime juice; plus more
  • -to taste
  • 1/4 ts Salt; plus more to taste
  • 1/4 ts Freshly ground black pepper;
  • -plus more to taste


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions, chives
or scallions, shallots, all but 1 tsp. of the garlic, chiles, ginger, and
curry powder. Cook, stirring, until just beginning to brown, 4-5 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, 1/2 cup of the parsley, cilantro, thyme, and bay leaf.
Increase heat to high and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in rum and
bring to a boil. Add fish stock or clam juice and tomato paste. Reduce heat
and simmer until thickened and well-flavored, about 10 minutes. (The
onion-tomato mixture can be made ahead to this point and kept covered in
the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Return vegetable mixture to a simmer
before proceeding.)

Meanwhile, place shrimp in a shallow glass dish and toss with 2 tb. lime
juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Cover with plastic wrap;
refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Stir the marinated shrimp into the onion-tomato mixture. Gently simmer
over low heat, turning occasionally, until the shrimp are curled and
opaque, 3-5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 tsp. garlic. Taste and adjust
seasonings with lime juice, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with the remaining
1/2 cup parsley and serve at once. Serves 6.

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