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Shrimp Creole

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Shrimp Creole


1/2 medium onion

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1 clove garlic, diced finely

1 8-ounce can tomato paste

1/4 cup clear bacon fat

1/2 cup water

1 cup raw shrimp


Saute onion, pepper, and garlic in the fat for 10 minutes. Add salt, chili powder, tomato paste, and water. Simmer and stir for 10 minutes more. Add shrimp to the sauce; cook for 5 minutes longer. Serve on hot rice.

Makes 4 servings.

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