By now, most of you know that I love to cook. I also love the flavors of the Caribbean. Today’s recipe is Shrimp Creole Cuban style. This shrimp dish has Haitian and French influences too. I serve it with white rice and my favorite vegetables. When I made it last, I added fried plantains, another family favorite. It is a quick and delicious dish to make. Your family will love it!
Shrimp Creole (Cuban style)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion (I prefer yellow onions)
2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
a pinch of red pepper flakes (or more if you like it hot)
1 tablespoon freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 pound scallops
1/4 cup white wine
1. In a large saute pan, melt the butter and the olive oil over low heat.
2. Add the celery, onion, garlic, tomato, pepper flakes, parsley, sugar, salt and black pepper.
3. Cover and raise the heat to medium low, simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the onion and the celery are tender.
4. Add the scallops and stir, cover. Cook for about 2 minutes
5. Add the shrimp, stir and cover. Cook for about 3 more minutes. (Shrimp cooks fast)
6. Add the wine and stir until the liquid comes back to a simmer.
7. Serve over white rice and with your favorite vegetable sides.