Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shrimp Gumbo

by Meghann on September 22, 2009

Where would I be without a DVR?!?!?

I will happily admit it with no shame – I am an old lady who can’t stay up late enough to watch her favorite shows without passing out on the couch. There I said it! So while everyone else gets pumped over Monday night TV, I get more pumped up for Tuesday after work TV! I’m always a day behind on my shows, but it’s totally worth it to be able to watch my faves while fully awake and commercial free. 😉

This afternoon I was able to catch up on last night’s Gossip Girl and Greek (So Good!) all the while creating a fabulous dinner.

On a whim at Publix on Sunday I purchased a dozen shrimp that were marked at a decent prize. I had no clue what I was going to make with them then, but after I got them home I realized I had all of the ingredients needed for some good old fashion Gumbo.

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At work today I skimmed a few gumbo recipes before coming up with my own rendition with what I had on hand at home.

  • Dozen Shrimp
  • 1/2 Can Diced Tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 1 T Garlic
  • Okra
  • Mushrooms
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 t Tomato Paste
  • Fresh Basil
  • Oregano
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Garlic Salt
  • S&P

I started with the carrot and a little evoo on the stovetop. Once the carrot was soft I added the rest of the veggies and seasonings and covered the dish to let the flavors blend for 5 minutes. Once the 5 minutes were up I added the shrimp and cooked until they turned pink.

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This quickly thrown together recipe made 2 servings. I saved one serving for another day and had the other tonight over a bed of brown rice.

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The seasonings were spot on for my gumbo. Yum!

Unlike last night, I was really craving Ice Cream for dessert.

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I filled the bowl with fresh kiwi, then topped with Edy’s Honey Tart Yogurt, more kiwi and a couple TJ’s PB Cups.

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This afternoon I had a Lemon Poppy Heart Thrive Cookie.

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It’s almost 8:00 and I am done for the night. I think some quality time with a good book, curled up on my bed may be in order. 😉

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