Momís Shrimp (or Vegetarian) Creole
Ingredients (serves 10):
Peel raw shrimp, season with salt and pepper and set aside
Mix oil in heavy pot with vegetables (except green onions) and all tomatoes.
Cook over medium heat in an uncovered pot for 40 minutes.
Add 1 quart boiling water and season with salt and peppers.
Cook an additional 20 minutes.
Drop shrimp into mixture and allow to come back to a boil.† Lower fire and let simmer for 10 minutes, adding green onions for the last 5 minutes.
Serve over rice Ė serves 10
Can be thickened with corn starch.
Mom always made vegetable creole, too, by substituting mushrooms for shrimp in this recipe.
Dad showed us how to heighten the shrimp flavor by boiling the shells in water for a few minutes, then straining out the shells and using the broth as part of the water in the recipe.