This is a delicious, very easy, quick but moderately expensive recipe. Everyone I've ever fixed it for absolutely loves it! I've also included crab and/or scallops in this recipe. Serve over rice.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a dry frying pan, heat flour; stirring constantly over medium heat about five minutes or until brown. Mix butter or margarine into browned flour. Stir in tomato paste, onion, salt, chile pepper, stock, bay leaves, thyme, and parsley. Simmer for approximately twenty minutes.

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  • Add shrimp; cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until shrimp have all turned pink.

Nutrition Facts

414.6 calories; 62.6 g protein; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 480.4 mg cholesterol; 1290.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
We substituted chicken for the shrimp and it was excellent! Very tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2008
WOW!!! That is a lot of sodium per serving. I used low sodium chicken broth. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
We substituted chicken for the shrimp and it was excellent! Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2008
WOW!!! That is a lot of sodium per serving. I used low sodium chicken broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2008
This was excellent! I usually alter a recipe but I would not do anything to this one. The taste of the creole sauce is deceiving until the shrimp is cooked in. I served it over Uncle Ben's long grain wild rice which was a nice addition (my husband doesn't like white rice). Next time I think I am going to try a dirty rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2004
I use this recipe all the time it's great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2011
we added chicken and smoked kielbasa sausage celery and a touch of garlic! there were definitely no left-overs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Yummy! Super easy meal to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This was wonderful! My husband is allergic to shrimp so I had to substitute chicken and it still turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
This recipe was absolutely amazing! I was skeptical because the spice measurement was minimal;but the flavor was outstanding. The only thing I did different was to add a little chili paste for spice and imitation crab meat. Also some starch to thicken sauce a bit. Don't judge the flavor of the sauce until you add your shrimp. That's when all the flavors come together. Can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2013
This is one of THE BEST recipes on this site! It is so quick and simple. My kids and I loved it! So much in fact I prepared it 2 days in a row. The first day exactly as written. The second day with both chicken and shrimp. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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