Fresh Living
Tuesday, June 18 2013, 08:31 AM MDT
The Cheesecake Factory shows us how to make a sweet Southern recipe off their 600-calories-or-less Skinnylicious menu.

1 Tbl. Vegetable Oil
4 oz. Red and Yellow Peppers, diced 1/2"
2 oz. Yellow Onions, diced 1/4"
1 oz. Celery, minced
1/2 oz. Green Bell Peppers, 1/4"chopped
2 tsps. Garlic, minced
10 oz. Shrimp (medium), deveined, tail-off
1 tsp. Cajun Spice Blend*
2 tsps. Rice Flour
4 oz. RomaTomatoes, peeled, seeded, diced 1/2"
8 oz. Spicy Broth*
4 oz. Tasso Sauce* (optional)
1 oz. Green Onions, chopped 1/4"
8 oz. Steamed White Rice
2 tsps. Parsley, fresh, chopped 

Place the shrimp into a small mixing bowl.  Sprinkle the blackening spice and rice flour over the shrimp, tossing together until the shrimp are evenly coated with the spicy flour.  Cover the bowl and set aside under refrigeration until needed.

Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick saut pan set over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables into the pan and cook until the vegetables are tender and well caramelized.

Add the garlic to the pan, stirring quickly to avoid burning.  Add the shrimp and tomatoes into the pan.  Stir the ingredients together until evenly combined. 

Ladle the spicy broth and tasso sauce into the pan, gently stirring and tossing to incorporate. Continue to cook for approximately 2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly and all of the ingredients are heated through. Toss together once or twice while cooking so that all of the ingredients cook evenly.

Add the green onions into the pan, stirring gently together until evenly combined.  Continue to cook the ingredients for another 5-10 seconds or until the shrimp are done.

Pour the shrimp creole  into the serving bowls.   Place the white rice into the center area of the bowl on top of the shrimp creole.

Garnish each bowl of shrimp creole with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

Bon Apptit!

Serves: 2 portions

(Copyright 2013 Sinclair Broadcasting Group)

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