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Mushroom Shrimp Creole

 Mushroom Shrimp Creole
We especially enjoy this hearty main dish on chilly or stormy days. The tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and shrimp are nicely spiced with seasonings.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped green peppers
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (29 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 pounds cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushroom, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, saute onions, green
  • peppers and garlic. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar,
  • Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, basil and bay leaf. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-45 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp, mushrooms, butter, lemon juice and savory. Cook 5-10

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Mushroom Shrimp Creole (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes longer or until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Stir in
  • bacon. Serve with rice. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 293 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 148 mg cholesterol, 820 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.