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       Title: Creole Shrimp Stew
  Categories: Seafood, Stews
       Yield: 4 servings
  
     1/3 c  Chopped Bacon
     1/3 c  All-Purpose Flour
       4 ea Stalks Celery, chopped
       1 ea Large Onion, chopped
       1 ea Large Green Pepper, chopped
       6 ea Green Onions, chopped
       1 c  Tomato Paste
       3 c  Seafood Stock
       2 c  Water
       2 tb Lemon Juice
       1 tb Granulated Sugar
       1 x  Creole Spices
       2 lb Uncooked, shelled Shrimp
     1/4 c  Minced Fresh Parsley
  
   * Instead of using bacon fat to blend with the flour, it can be
   drained off and you can use oil. cook bacon in large, heavy pan over
   medium heat until fat escapes and bacon is crisp. Blend in flour and
   whisk until it burns a peanut brown color. Add celery, onion, green
   pepper and green onions and cook, stirring until vegetables soften,
   about 10 minutes. Blend in tomato paste, seafood stock, water, lemon
   juice, sugar and spices to taste. Stir to blend mixture into a roux.
   Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer very slowly, stirring
   frequently, until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Add uncooked,
   shelled, deveined shrimp and parsley and continue to cook over low
   heat, just until shrimp turn pink. taste and adjust seasonings. Serve
   hot over hot rice. 4 servings. By Christophe Ritoux, Cajun House,
   From The Gazette, 91/02/27.
  
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