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Shrimp Sauce Piquant

2005-08-03
  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 2:10 h
  • Ready In : 2:40 h
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A good sauce piquant is full of flavor and sass. This recipe lives up to that reputation.

Dale Begnaud in memory of his mom’s great Cajun cooking

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 bunch green onions scallions
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 pounds shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper
  • water

Directions

Step 1

In a Dutch oven, make a dark brown roux with the flour and oil. Add chopped vegetables and cook until tender.

Step 2

Add tomato sauce and seasonings and cook until tender.

Step 3

Add enough water to make it stewy. Do not forget that the shrimp will release water.

Step 4

Simmer approximately 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add shrimp and cook about 20 more minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot over rice.

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