Zesty Shrimp Creole Recipe (Grain-Free)
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1 ½ cups chopped onions
- ¾ cup green bell peppers (chopped)
- ¾ cup chopped celery
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 ½ lbs tomatoes (peeled, seeded and chopped)
- 1 tbsp garlic (chopped)
- 1 ½ tbsp navy bean flour
- ½ cup water
- 1 ½ pounds wild-caught shrimp (peeled and deveined - Save your shells and make stock. You can make bisque right away or store in freezer for later.)
- ¾ cup green onions (chopped)
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped - optional)
- dash worcestershire sauce (make it from scratch using this recipe - skip the molasses if you're on strict GAPS)
- dash hot sauce
- 1 batch seasoning
- sea salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
Peel and quarter tomatoes, then squeeze them in your fist to remove excess juice. Crush them into small pieces with your hands or a food processor.
In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
Add the onions, peppers, and celery and saute until they are soft (about 6 to 8 minutes).
Stir in the bay leaves, tomatoes, and garlic.
Bring the mixture up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add a dash of Worchestershire and hot sauce and simmer for about 15 minutes. If the mixture becomes too dry add some water.
Whisk the flour and water together and add to the saucepan. Continue to cook for 4 to 6 minutes.
Toss the shrimp in seasoning and add to the pan. Continue to cook for about 4 to 6 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and curl up. Stir in the green onions and parsley.
Add salt to taste and more cayenne if desired.
Serve over faux (or real!) rice
Gathering/prepping all ingredients makes this dish very simple to prepare. It can be a bit chaotic, though, if you're searching for items as you go.* Navy bean flour is easy! Place 2 cups of navy beans in a bowl or pot, cover with filtered water and add 2 tablespoons whey, apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice. Let sit on the counter for 12-24 hours. Drain and rinse the beans, then place in the dehydrator or warm oven until thoroughly dried. Grind in a coffee grinder until the beans reach flour-like consistency. (Note: I always do a huge batch of beans to keep on hand for homestyle gravy or to add into chili . . . saves time in the long run!)
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