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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 302.1
  • Total Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 129.2 mg
  • Sodium: 277.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 22.8 g

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Shrimp Creole

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Shrimp Creole

Introduction

One bite and you're transported to Louisiana! One bite and you're transported to Louisiana!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 teaspoons canola oil
    1 large onion (about 1 1/2 cups), chopped
    3 stalks celery, chopped
    2 bell peppers, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon thyme
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    8 ounces (1 cup) tomato sauce, no salt added
    2 cups vegetable stock, no salt added
    12 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp, (18/19 count per pound)
    2 cups cooked brown rice

Tips

Shrimp cooks quickly, and overcooked shrimp quickly becomes tough and rubbery. Cook the shrimp just until the tails curl and the flesh is opaque.

No time to cook brown rice? Serve this dish with whole-wheat pasta!


Directions

Saute the onions in a large pan set over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and celery, cook another two minutes, then add the peppers, spices and tomato paste to the pan, stirring as the mixture cooks another two minutes.
Slowly add the tomato sauce and stock to the saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer for two minutes.
Serve over brown rice (nutrition info included).
Serves 4 (1 1/4 cups of shrimp Creole and 1/2 cup rice).





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I live in Louisiana so I know a good creole recipe and this is it. I'm looking forward to making it for my hubby. As for those who don't want the cholesterol you can use chicken. - 2/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This recipe has Attitude! My DW is nearly a shrimpoholic and we both like a bit of spicy, this satisfies it all Shrimp & veggies combine with the spices to give the recipe that Master Chef touch. A GIANT Thank You, Chef Meg!
    This deserves a Six rating.
    Later we might to add try a little fresh okra - 2/8/11

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Due to the incredibly high amount of cholesterol, zinc, & iron in shrimp I swapped out the shrimp from this dish for 1 - 2" squares of Tilapia. This recipe also works with Mahi, or Makio Shark. It also gives you the satisfaction of taking a bite out of that shark before it bites you. - 2/24/11

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Just a note to those of you concerned about the cholesterol in the shrimp...remember that your body needs some cholesterol to function, and your body produces it's own as well. They are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids as well as Vitamin B-12, both protectors of the heart and arteries. - 2/29/12

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'll bet this could be made like a gumbo, by throwing all ingredients into a slow-cooker and eliminating the oil. I'm trying to figure out where all the calories are coming from. Too much rice, perhaps? Regardless, I'm interested in trying this. - 7/7/11

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic! It will become a staple in our house. I think it would be great with chicken too. - 2/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My husband doesn't like hot, spicy food but this passed his taste test! So easy to make and so good for you! Add some brown rice and small salad and dinner is done! - 2/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    THis dish was excellent! The Kids ate it, but weren't too thrilled, I think next time I will chop the veggies a little more fine. Reminded me of Gumbo.. I threw in a few pieces of chicken breast for a different taste, I will definitely make this again! - 2/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I am recovering from open heart surgery and was thrilled to find this recipe as the result of an SP heart healthy newsletter. I love Shrimp Creole, and this recipe is wonderful! I won't make it again, though, since I've learned that shrimp is loaded with cholesterol--a "no-no" for heart patients. - 9/2/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful quick meal, and tasty too! - 2/25/11

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to try, perfect for these cold days. - 2/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    THIS HAS GOT TO BE A WINNER----FOR TOMORROWS DINNER!!! - 2/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/23/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum. Make sure you use fresh or fresh frozen shrimp. It makes the dish better and I added a bit extra spice! - 11/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We made this recipe this weekend and it was REALLY yummy! Quick and easy to make, great spices, lots of veggies, and shrimp.... what's not to love! - 5/23/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great cajun recipe!! Makes me have a little taste of home! - 2/24/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty - 2/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Simply loved it----Great Recipe--and low Caloried too!!! - 2/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Cook Cajun most of my life - thanks for a lower calorie version! - 2/24/11

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Iám not much for shrimp, but the gravy looks intriguing, so maybe I could use chicken instead.
    Thanks for the receipe. - 2/24/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm from New Orleans and this was a good but needed more a bit more flavor and thickened. I replaced the tomato sauce with tomato paste and diced tomatoes. I added basil and bay leaf. I also doubled the rice. I topped with green onion like in the picture. Everybody enjoyed, even the 2 year old! - 4/21/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is great with cooked very large shrimp and double the basmati brown rice to put in the bottom of the bowl separately. I doubled the paste and added a can of seasoned diced tomatoes and 2 jalapeños. Yum! W - 8/25/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    When I was growing up my mom made a dish almost just like this and guess what she was a Louisiana girl! ummmm! - 9/1/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely delicious!!! I made is without the cayenne pepper because my boyfriend is not a fan of spicey food. He loved it! One suggestion he made was trying to add pineapple to the recipe next time for a unique flavor. This would change it to more of a polynesian recipe instead of creole. - 8/15/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Only critique is - maybe shrimp is a bit high in 'harmful' cholesterol. Problem is, the ratings never say whether cholesterol is good or bad. How can we tell - 2/24/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely love this recipe! - 2/23/11

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  • I thought it was good, a little too spicy but my husband thought it was great. - 1/24/14

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  • Looks like a good recipe. I was born and raised in south Louisiana. Creole cooks I know don't cook with red pepper, if you want the heat, add it at the table. Also, all my recipes, except sweets, start with chopped onion, celery, and bell pepper. Celery adds the salty flavor, without added salt. - 11/16/13

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  • Did not like this; thyme was overpowering. - 9/25/13

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  • I made this tonight and it is amazing! Loved every single bite :) - 8/31/13

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  • Everyone seems to be concerned about cholesterol.80% of the population is unaffected by cholesterol from outside sources. 20% must take medication to keep theirs in check, Ask your Dr. if you are one of those that has to watch put for cholesterol from outside sources like shellfish and eggs. - 8/29/13

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  • Wonderful. I add a little more spicy heat. - 5/21/13

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  • My family loved it, including my 12yr old granddaughter!!
    Is a keeper. - 3/5/13

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  • Made this for my family. It was good but they weren't real fond of the amount of onion and bell pepper. Next time I might cut back on both. - 2/4/13

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  • Added 15oz can of diced tomatoes (drained) and 2 scotch bonnet peppers; served with quinoa.
    AMAZING!!! - 2/2/13

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  • Excellent recipe. Swapped out 1 tsp creole seasoning for all the seasoning and about 8 oz scallops. Then served over spaghetti squash for myself and rice for my husband. Type of meal I could eat every week. - 1/16/13

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  • I made a few changes with the seasoning. This was a big hit at my house. Will make again! - 1/12/13

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  • This looks like a really good recipe. Will be having it for lunch sometime - 1/12/13

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  • I absolutely loved this. I served it over some grits..tasty. I especially loved the crunch of the celery..and not too spicy :-) - 1/10/13

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  • Looks like some sausage in the photo but none in the recipe?
    - 12/4/12

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  • very good - 9/26/12

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  • Made this the other night with my boyfriend and it was so easy and SOOO delicious! Fantastic!!!! - 9/16/12

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  • Im a bit confused - it looks like there is chicken and sausage in the picture, but I dont see it in the recipe? - 9/13/12

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  • I have made this a number of times, I of course added a few of my own tastes. Like some chicken sausage, red and yellow peppers, also if I have a few pieces of chicken, toss that in too.. As far as the cholesterol in shrimp, everything in moderation. You don't have to eat many and it's not every day - 8/27/12

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  • Missed the kick from Andouille Sausage, but didn't miss the added fat and sodium, so here's to health! Anyone know if turkey cutlets cut up would work, as far as taste goes?
    - 8/27/12

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  • This was good and was a good portion. I great way to spend calories. - 8/24/12

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  • So amazing! - 8/9/12

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  • Not only does the picture contain sausage, it also looks like there is some other meat, perhaps chicken in it too. Niether of these items is in the recipe. Why is that?? - 8/3/12

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  • Yum! You can make it spicier to your taste. - 8/1/12

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  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/450300-d
    oes-shrimp-contain-good-or-bad-cholest
    erol/ - 7/31/12

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  • looks good and seafood is yummy - 7/26/12

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  • I really loved this dish. I found it needed additional spices (really, it needed a dash of sea salt), but other than that I stuck with the receipe. To make it colorful, I used yellow and green bell peppers. Its a generous portion too! - 6/18/12

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  • Can also make this with white fish or chicken. Can substitute canned diced tomatoes for the tomato paste/sauce/vegetable stock. I use Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning as it's easier than using the individual spices. Use less rice & more veggies for fewer calories. - 6/10/12

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  • Inspiring recipe! - 6/7/12

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  • @DAVIDSBUD - I've noticed where the picture doesn't match the resipe on several occasions and have even reported it, but it doesn't seem to matter. - 6/7/12

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  • this is right up my grandsons alley . He loves shrimp . I made this for him when he came to dinner . He loved eating this . said right amount of spices just right . - 6/7/12

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  • This is just a thought but if it says that the recipe is Chef Meg's, shouldn't there be an actual picture of something she cooked instead of a picture found on the internet or wherever they get them from? - 6/7/12

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  • I am always looking for good Cajun cooking without too much sodium. Thanks. - 6/7/12

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  • very good. I used fire roasted tomatoes because I didn't have tomato sauce. Gave it even more of a kick! My husband loved it! - 5/30/12

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  • Very tasty, but next time... I'm throwing in some chicken sausage! - 5/11/12

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  • I have a recipe very similar to this and I love it. It uses canned tomatoes instead of the tomato sauce, though. This recipe sounds easier than mine. I'll have to try it. - 4/16/12

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  • Yum! This food could please any Indian who loves tasty and spicy shrimpa, my husband! Thank you. - 4/16/12

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  • Upper right is a picture of the actual recipe with brown rice. - 4/16/12

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  • This is really good! Perfect amount of spice. I've been looking for a quick & easy shrimp creole recipe and this one fits the bill. If you want, you can add the Andouille sausage (like pictured) but it would add quite a bit more fat & calories. - 4/5/12

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  • I can't wait to try this recipe! Looks so delicious! - 4/5/12

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  • Loved this and will for sure be making it again.
    It came together easily and quickly. I served with brown rice as called for in the recipe. The spice mix gave the dish just the right amount of KICK ! - 4/2/12

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  • This dish was delicious and it was great to eat so much food and only 304 calories. - 3/18/12

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  • Just amazing. Filling, healthy, colorful, easy to make, lots of textures and a complex flavor. I threw some red pepper flakes at the table to increase the heat. - 3/15/12

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  • This looks incredible! Always looking for an alternative to high fat, cream sauces for shrimp. Will be trying this soon! - 3/14/12

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  • this looks like andouille is in it. - 3/14/12

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  • This Recipe is so delicious, and easy to make !
    Thanks, Chef Meg ! - 3/14/12

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  • When I made this recipe, I accidentally added Mexican style tomato sauce. We really liked the added spice. - 2/28/12

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  • I always wanted to know how to make this. Thanks - 2/27/12

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  • the picture does not match the recipe-i looked at the picture,back to the menu several times. thats disappointing, since i always like to read the recipes with a picture - 2/26/12

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  • We had this for dinner last night. Very good! - 2/25/12

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  • Just awesome

    - 2/24/12

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  • We really enjoyed this dish---- - 2/24/12

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  • AWESOME!!!!! - 2/24/12

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  • Excellent!!! - 2/24/12

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  • Wow! This just sent my tastebuds singing its praises. Thank you. - 2/24/12

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  • I can't wait to try this! - 2/24/12

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  • I am going to make this and add about 8 oz. of turkey smoked sausage. - 2/24/12

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  • I do something very much like this but I use all fresh vegies and put them in the food pocessor I always use hot peppers instead of bell ( we like it spicey at our house) - 2/24/12

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  • Me I WOULD REMOVE THE CAYENE PEPPER AND BY ALL MEANS USE HOT SMOKED SAUSAGE ALONG WITH THE SHRIMP AND USE EGG NOODLES INSTEAD OF RICE - 2/24/12

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  • I simply have to try this one! - 2/24/12

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  • Delicious, easy to prepare, healthy! - 2/22/12

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  • Could the calorie count on this dish be right? It has very little oil
    and 1/2 cup of rice is only about 100 calories. It would be a dish I would try as it really sounds good. - 2/21/12

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  • This is one of my favorite recipes! We enjoy it every Friday during Lent. - 2/21/12

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  • I would like to make this recipe looks yummy, but nobody in my house hold would eat this, they are very fussy eaters.
    I would divide the recipe into four and eat it myself. - 2/17/12

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  • It seems the picture doesn't match the recipe????? - 2/1/12

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  • Awesome taste! I used El Pato instead of the tomato sauce and spices. - 1/13/12

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  • I don't reconize all the ingredients as True Shrimp Creole - 1/2/12

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  • I liked it! I used some zucchini instead of the celery and swapped the tomato paste/sauce for some canned diced tomatoes. I like the idea of adding okra too. - 12/18/11

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  • Umm! - 12/1/11

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  • I am from Louisiana, and I was so skeptical when I made this for the first time. IT IS FABULOUS!!!! I kept the recipe exactly the same except I simmer it for longer before adding shrimp. It is now a comfort food in my home! Thanks, Chef Meg for capturing a bit of the deep south for me! - 11/1/11

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  • Delicious and so quick and easy!! Whole family loved it! - 10/26/11

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  • Question, my hubby is allergic to shellfish, we have found a brand of fake crab meat he is able to eat, will this recipe taste as good with that substitution, or does it rely on the shrimp as part of the flavoring too much? - 10/23/11

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  • Sounds good, I shall try this at the weekend and tell you how I got on. - 10/18/11

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  • very good - 10/16/11

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  • I made this dish for dinner tonight and it was awesome. Tremendous flavor and a real treat for my family! - 9/14/11

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