Big Easy Shrimp

This is another new favorite! We tried this for the first time last week and after the first bite, my husband said, “This one is definitely a keeper!” Always words of praise from that mouth.

This is a yummy sort-of Creole-inspired dish. We served it over brown rice and it was delicious!

Big Easy Shrimp

Can substitute shrimp for scallops.

2 strips turkey bacon or Canadian bacon
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell peppers, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Place on paper towel-lined plate to drain. Crumble when cool. Remove and discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet.

In hot drippings over medium heat, cook onion, bell pepper, and celery 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes (with juice), bay leaf, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot-pepper sauce. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes. Add shrimp and bacon and cook 10 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.

*Another South Beach Diet recipe. Still working through that cookbook!

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~ by spontaneoustruth on March 25, 2009.

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