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Shrimp Creole

This is a recipe I got from Tasty Kitchen and it is so good!  So quick and easy to put together for a weeknight meal.

Recipe adapted from: Tasty Kitchen

Shrimp Creole

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 3 Stalks Celery with Leaves, Chopped
  • 1 large Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 can 8 Ounce) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (14 Ounce) Chicken Broth, low sodium
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoons White Pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Creole seasoning
  • 1 pound Medium Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 whole Bay Leaves


1. In a large skillet melt butter.

2. Add oil.

3. Over medium heat sauté all seasonings until wilted, about 5 minutes.

4. Add flour and blend well.

5. Add tomato sauce and broth.

6. Add black pepper, white pepper and creole seasoning.

7. Bring to a low boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

8. Add shrimp, lemon juice, Bay leaves, cover and simmer for 20 minutes longer.

9. Remove pot from the heat and allow to stand, covered, at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with Brown Rice and add Hot Sauce to your liking.



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Simple Tuna Salad









It’s been so hot in the south – who wants to cook? Not this earthling. 🙂  I say that because; We’re going to have solar plasma spewing at us tonight.  Well, not technically right at us.  Sounds Sci-Fi,  doesn’t it.
Here’s the link if you’re interested.

So, as I was saying … let’s have something light, cool and refreshing tonight.  And those of you lucky enough to see the Northern Lights … Happy stargazing and enjoy!

Tuna Salad with Swiss Cheese & Crackers – for one

6 oz. canned Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained & flaked
Drizzle of olive oil
1/2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
1/2 tsp. fresh chives, chopped
1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Couple dashes of celery seed
Mayo, to taste
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Swiss Cheese & Crackers

Combine drained tuna in a small bowl, drizzle with olive oil.  Add dill, chives, lemon juice, celery seed and mayo; mix well.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  Serve with Swiss Cheese and crackers.

Makes an excellent light meal or snack for one.

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