*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Creole Shrimp
 
 Recipe By     : Unknown Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 7    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : All Newly Typed Not Shared       Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      packages      (6 oz.) Fried shrimp
    1      Tablespoon    cooking oil
    2      Tablespoons   butter
    1      medium        onion -- thinly sliced
    1      small         green pepper -- diced
      1/2  cup           celery -- chopped
    1      small         clove garlic -- minced
    1      can           (16 oz.) tomatoes -- cut in small pieces
    1                    bay leaf
      1/4  teaspoon      thyme leaves
           dash          cayenne pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      chili powder
    2      teaspoons     sugar
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/8  teaspoon      black pepper
    1      Tablespoon    flour
 
 In large skillet saute' onion, green pepper, celery and garlic in butter and
 oil for approximately 5 minutes.  Drain tomatoes and reserve 1/4 cup juice.
  Stir in remaining ingredients except flour, shrimp and reserved tomato
 juice, bring to boil.  In a small bowl, blend together the reserved tomato
 juice and flour.  Add to mixture in skillet and simmer over low heat for
 15-20 minutes.  Meanwhile, prepare shrimp according to package directions.
  Serve over rice and cooked shrimp.  Serves 7.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Scallops, fish fillets, fish sticks, chicken patties or chicken
 sticks may be substituted for shrimp as a variation.