Shrimp Creole with Cajun 180 Seasoning
3 pounds 31/35 count Gulf shrimp or smaller
2 tablespoons Cajun 180 Trinity seasoning
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
1 tablespoon Cajun 180 La Cajun Gold seasoning
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
One 6-oz. can tomato paste
One 8-oz. can tomato sauce
One 14-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup ketchup
2 cups chicken broth
1 lemon, sliced
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup minced parsley
8 cups cooked rice
1. Season shrimp with seasoning and set aside for use later in recipe.
2. In a large saucepot big enough to hold all ingredients, heat butter. Add onion, celery, green and red bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
3. Stir in garlic, thyme, Creole seasoning and hot sauce. Cook for additional minute. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, ketchup, chicken broth, lemon slices and bay leaves. Bring to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
4. Add seasoned shrimp to sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook shrimp.
5. Ladle serving around 1 cup of cooked rice. Top with generous portion of green onions and parsley.
12 servings Serving Size: 1 1/3 c creole to ⅔ cup rice
299 calories. 4g fat (1g saturated fat, 151mg cholesterol.) 1,395mg sodium. 45g carbohydrates, (3g fiber, 10g sugar.) 20g protein. 47mg calcium. 0mcg vitamin D, 3mg iron, 431mg potassium.
Lower fat: Recipe is considered lower in fat as is.
Lower carbohydrate: Use sugar-free ketchup and substitute cauliflower rice. 164 calories. 4g fat (1g saturated fat, 151mg cholesterol.) 1350mg sodium. 14g carbohydrates (4g fiber, 7g sugar.) 19g protein.
Lower sodium: Use the “No-salt” version of Cajun180 La Cajun Gold. Use low-sodium chicken broth and ketchup. No significant changes in macros. Reduces sodium to 837mg.
Dairy-free: Substitute olive oil for butter. No significant changes in macros.
Gluten-free: Recipe is gluten-free as is. If using an alternative Cajun seasoning, ensure that it is gluten-free.