Friday, June 10, 2011

Stuffed Bell Peppers- Shrimp

I got this cookbook when I got married and it began to fall apart about 15 years ago.  I bought another one because I loved it so much.  This recipe makes enough for 2 people.
Adapted from Talk About Good Cookbook.

Printable Recipe:

1/2 stalk of celery
1 small onion or 4 scallions
1/2 small bell pepper
This is known in cooking as the trinity.  It is used very often in Louisana cooking which is where this cookbook originated.
Chop the above ingredients fine and wilt down in 1 tablespoon of butter. 
Boil 1/2 pound shrimp with 1 bay leaf, salt, black and red pepper and lemon slices.  Peel, devein and chop fine. Cook 1/2 cup of rice.
 1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons tomato sauce
2 drops of tabasco sauce
1/8 teaspoon black and red pepper each
Cut a bell pepper in half lengthwise and place in a saucepan with 2" of water.  Let it boil for 5-7 minutes to soften the peppers.  While this is boiling, combine the trinity with the shrimp and tomato sauce mixture, and rice.  Stuff the bell peppers with the mixture and top with bread crumbs. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

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