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“This is not a quick recipe, but taking the time to make a dark rich roux is so worth the wait. Also, you could make ahead of time and reheat over medium; stirring occasionally and making certain the mixture does not boil. I suggest serving over white rice or a saffron rice mix is a special treat if you can find it.”
READY IN:
2hrs
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Gradually whisk in the flour, and cook, stirring constantly, until the roux is a deep caramel color (about 15 minutes).
  2. Remove the pan from heat, and stir in the chopped onion and next 4 ingredients; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large dutch oven and stir in the tomatoes and next 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and let simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the shrimp to the tomato mixture and cook until the shrimp have just turned pink (about 10 - 15 minutes). Remove and discard the bay leaves. Serve over cooked rice.

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