Shrimp Creole originated in South Louisiana where gulf shrimp are plentiful. The shrimp are simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and the dish is served over rice. It makes a great one-pot meal for family gatherings or potlucks.
This is a deeply flavored, sweet and spicy sauce that is delicious drizzled over steaks or anything else that is rich and succulent like scalloped potatoes or mac and cheese. It smells so good while simmering and lasts a long time. A great go-to item to keep in the fridge. A staple at my restaurants.
If Hemmingway had made it to Mardi Gras (and maybe he did) he would have brought this Florida Keys classic with him. Itís just the thing you need while sitting on your porch watching the Mardi Gras parades roll by.