Recipe: Shrimp and Andouille Creole

Grits are a versatile starch and can take on anything you want to add to them. Andouille sausage and shrimp makes a savory addition.

Makes 8 servings.

    • 1 pound diced andouille sausage
    • 2 cups diced onion
    • 1 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup diced green onion
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
    • 3 cups diced tomatoes in juice
    • 1 cup tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup dark roux (see below)
    • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning salt
    • 3 pounds shrimp

Make the dark roux:
In a heavy iron skillet brown equal amounts of oil and flour and stir until chocolate brown. (You can sometimes purchase pre-made roux from the market, and it is very good.)

Make the Creole sauce:
In a large sauce pan brown the diced andouille, onion and bell pepper. Sautée for 2 minutes. Add green onions, garlic, and basil. Cook for another minute. Add the diced tomatoes in juice, and tomato sauce.

Assemble the dish:
In a separate pan dissolve the roux with 1 cup of water and add to the creole sauce.

Add 1/2 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning salt to start. You will have to add to taste because all the brands have a different salt content. Just season and taste as you go.

Let the sauce simmer for 30 to 40 minutes. You will add the shrimp just before serving.

Serve over Savory Grits.

Presented by

Regina Charboneau is the owner of Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi. She is the author of Regina's Table at Twin Oaks. More

Regina Charboneau is the owner of Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi. She is the author of two cookbooks: A Collection of Seasonal Menus & Recipes from Regina's Kitchen and Regina's Table at Twin Oaks.

Adults Who Live In Treehouses

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Video

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Video

Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

More in Health

From This Author

Just In