Cajun Shrimp Stew

December 29th, 2011

Here is an easy shrimp dish with a New Orleans slant.  We have been traveling so much this holiday season that I have found easy meals, while we are home, the only option.  We got back to Florida yesterday and are heading to Charleston for New Years with our friends tomorrow.

Enjoy the New Year’s celebrations and I will see you back here in 2012.  My blog’s 4th anniversary is approaching and I will be having a giveaway and hopefully a new look.

CAJUN SHRIMP STEW (Gourmet Magazine)

2 tablespoons vegetale oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small celery rib, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped geen bell pepper
1 cup bottled clam juice (8 fl oz)
3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/4 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallion greens

Accompaniment: White Rice

Stir together oil and flour in a 10-inch heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) with a metal or wooden spatula, then cook over moderate heat, scraping back and forth constantly, until roux is the color of light milk chocolate, 10 to 12 minutes.

Add onion, celery, and bell pepper and cook, scraping back and forth occasionally, until bell pepper is softened, about 8 minutes.  Stir in clam juice, water, salt, and cayenne and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.  Stir in shrimp and simmer, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is just cooked through, 3 to 4 mintues.  Stir in scallion greens and salt to taste.

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9 responses to “Cajun Shrimp Stew”

  1. A Cajun slant is always good in my opinion. Beautiful photo too. Travel safely Penny and happy new year to you and David.
    Sam

    PS – Enjoy the lovely city of Charleston.

  2. Big Dude says:

    Sounds very good and have a fine time in Charleston for New Years.

  3. Kat says:

    Hey Penny, I was going back through the “Dream Homes” from HGTV (today starts the 2012 giveaway) and saw there was one built at Lake Lure!!
    Have a safe trip and Happy New Year!!

  4. Velva says:

    The holiday season is a crazy time of year. A good simple meal is what is needed. Your Cajun shrimp stew looks wonderful.

    Happy New Year.

    Velva

  5. Kate says:

    Wow, Penny! This looks wonderful. I think I have everything handy, too!
    Enjoy your New Years!

  6. bellini says:

    Have a wonderful New years celebration!!!!! See you in 2012.

  7. Pondside says:

    This looks so good – I’ve just emailed it across the room to my husband – I know there’s shrimp in the freezer and all the other ingredients are in the fridge!

  8. Donnie says:

    I wanted to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year Penny. That looks like another great recipe to try. Take care.

  9. Judy says:

    A great dish. I’m always looking for something new to do with shrimp. Happy New Year!

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