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Acadian Shrimp And File Gumbo

Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 2 people

Recipe Ingredients

  File Gumbo
4 cups 250g / 8.8ozMixed vegetables - green pepper, onion
1 tablespoon 15mlGarlic - minced
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBlack pepper
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlWhite pepper
1/2 oz 14gThyme
2 tablespoons 30mlTomato sauce
1 1/2 oz 42gFile powder
1 oz 28gOregano
1 oz 28gPaprika
1/2 cup 118mlSeafood stock
  Acadian Shrimp
1 lb 454g / 16ozShrimp
2 teaspoons 10mlPaprika
2 teaspoons 10mlSeasoned pepper
1 1/2 cups 355mlFile gumbo - (see recipe)
  Green onions - to garnish

Recipe Instructions

FILE GUMBO: Saute vegetables in a little oil until soft and add garlic and file powder. Stir in the pepper and spices. Cook mixture for 5 minutes and stir in tomato sauce. Cook for 10 minutes and add seafood stock. simmer until thickened and serve alone or use in Acadian shrimp dish.

ACADIAN SHRIMP: Heat a heavy frying pan until very hot. Add the shrimp, paprika and seasoned pepper and saute quickly until shrimp just turns pink. Add the file gumbo to the pan and cook 1 minute or until heated through. Serve in a bowl garnished with green onion along with plenty of cornbread.

Bill Wight


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