To create an authentic Creole dish without using every spice on the rack, we looked to the past for inspiration.
Why This Recipe Works
This is a classic New Orleans dish of sweet-savory shrimp poached in a spicy tomato sauce. To freshen up the flavor, we make our own robust Creole spice mixture and add it to a brown roux flavored with onion, green bell pepper, and celery. Water forms the base of the sauce, letting the flavor of the shrimp shine through. We cook large shrimp in the sauce and then finish the dish with fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley, and sliced scallion.