Personal Spin on Shrimp Creole
So for Valentines day my boyfriend decided to cook some Louisiana style shrimp creole and this was an amazing recipe! Not often can food turn out like this unless you are actually in New Orleans! It only takes about 20-25 minutes or less to make and is great served over rice.
3 tbsp oil (I use olive)
2 tbsp flour
4 green onions with tops chopped fine
1 clove of garlic (my boyfriend thought a clove was the entire thing so he added about 4 cloves but it wasn't too noticeable)
2 ribs of celery finely chopped
2 (16 oz) cans of tomatoes
1 tsp salt or thyme
1 large bay leaf crumbled
1/2 lb of Shrimp
Also, we added salmon chopped finely instead of the crawfish, because we don't have access to that here! But the salmon was just as good of an addition, I am sure that scallops would also do!
Heat oil in dutch oven, add flour and oil -- stir until it turns a light brown. Add onions and garlic, cook until tender. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, celery, simmer until thick. Add shrimp (and whatever other seafood you choose) and serve over rice.
Definitely we did not follow these instructions to the T, and I don't think you will have to either! Just watch it, eyeballing can sometimes be just fine.