Friday, July 17, 2009

Shrimp Riviera

I sure missed ya'll this week. I got an emergency call to help out some CPA's in a bind and have been up to my eyeballs in petty cash receipts, tax forms and Excel spreadsheets. I can't wait to get caught up on your blogs!

I do have a treat to leave you with this weekend and it's called Shrimp Riviera. My husband found this in my River Roads II cookbook and he sure did pick a winner! We tweaked it just a tad and I'm telling you, you have to have to give this a try! This is Cajun cuisine with a Mediterranean flair!

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1-1/2 cups chopped celery
1/2 medium onion sliced
1 medium tomato chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon flour
1 can diced tomatoes (14 ounce)
1 can tomato sauce (8 ounce)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1/2 cup sliced black olives




Heat olive oil and melt butter in a large skillet. Saute celery, onions and tomato (this particular tomato came from our garden) over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, add garlic and saute 2 more minutes.



Sprinkle in flour and stir for about 5 to 7 minutes. You want to cook the flour and let it turn light brown.




Add tomatoes.

Then add tomato sauce and parsley, oregano and salt. Stir and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.



Sauce may be a little thick. You can add 1/2 cup of water to thin it out a bit.



Add shrimp and olives and continue cooking until shrimp are done.


Serve over fluffy white rice with some garlic read and a crispy romaine salad.
On Monday, tell everyone what an incredible weekend you had!


50 comments:

girlichef said...

Deeeee-lightful! This sounds really delicious. I can just taste those juices sopped up with some crusty bread...and washing it down with a glass of wine. YUM!

doggybloggy said...

ooooohhh yeah I am with Girli on this - sop up the sauce and chow down the shrimp with a crispy Pinot Grigio

Mary at My New 30 said...

Yummy! Definitely need that French bread for sure.

Marguerite said...

Now this just looks and sounds divine, Katherine! Kinda reminds me of my favorite pizza which has shrimp, onions, and black olives for toppings. A must try! Have a great weekend!!

the ungourmet said...

Ugh. You do sound swamped right now!

This recipe is a terrific one. I really need to pick up some shrimp!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

that looks so good! I love the olives in there.

Sophie said...

My dear friend,

I just gave you an award!! Why?? Because you so deserve it! Please come over @ my blog & pick it up!!! Congrats!

Katy ~ said...

Just look at that gorgeous, flavorful meal. Oh my!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Lord Woman, you do know your way around a kitchen!!!!!

Claudia said...

Yes, your husband sure can pick out dishes. I love everything in it! Shrimp and summer. A winning combo. Might even dice the fresh tomatoes!

Selba said...

What a wonderful dish! Love the sauce ingredients.

Debbie said...

That looks great!
So, will your helping out lead to a job?

Natashya said...

Sounds positively delicious!

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. I shouldn't admit this but I'm a mopper, so there will definitely be bread on the table when I serve this.
It's really good to have you back.

Lynda said...

This looks wonderful-Love all these ingredients together and it sounds delicious over rice!Thanks for this one!

Cathy said...

Ah the life of an accountant ;) This sauce looks delicious - minus the olives!

Chef E said...

Oh give me the olives, and girlichef's idea of sopping up the sauce! Nice trip down the Riviera...

Gladys said...

That looks yummy but it's so hot here (whine, whine) and I just don't want to cook. Can I just come to your house? (looks up at Smoky with really big sad eyes and manages to produce a little tear in the corner ofmy eyes)

Donna-FFW said...

This looks absolutely incredibly delicious! Love one dish meals like this and all the ingredients are perfect!

sherri said...

Perfection on a plate!

teresa said...

mmm, this is gorgeous! I love these kinds of dishes!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks positively delicious! Loaded with tasty goodies like the olives - I'm all for sopping up those juices with some crusty bread!

Sasha said...

Looks awesome! : ]

Jennifer said...

I just made a shrimp dish but man, with toms and olives, I am craving another one right this minute!

buffalodick said...

Food looks great, as always, but please.. tell us about cooking beans, not counting them! Who you are, is not always what you are paid to do! We love you for your touch with food...

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,...this dish looks superbly tasty!!

I would like to savour it!!!

gigi said...

Oh my, how wonderful! I could eat a bowl for breakfast right now. For some reason I could just smell and taste the goodness in this recipe. YUM!

Tiffany@eatathomecooks.com said...

That looks really good! I have a fear of raw shrimp though. I've just never cooked with it (people who grow up in land-locked Indiana aren't big sea food eaters). I need to get over it though and try cooking raw shrimp. It can't be that hard, right?

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Good looking shrimp. I didn't realize there is a River Roads II. I have the original although I've used it so much it's in pretty bad shape. I'll have to check out number two.
Sam

Marjie said...

Well, up to your eyeballs in petty cash receipts is better than twiddling your thumbs, right?

Looks like a great shrimp dinner.

Greg C said...

I made gumbo with my shrimp but your meal looked much better. Mine tasted great anyway.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

This sounds really great!

I need to go pick up some shrimp!

Pam said...

Fantastic...I can't wait to give it a try - bookmarked.

Karine said...

Such a great way to enjoy shrimps! Thanks for sharing!

TavoLini said...

I like it! I think I have made every single one of your shrimp recipes--and we have loved them all :) We'll try out this one later on this week!

April said...

Oh my Katherine! this looks fantastic!!!

Bridgett said...

Oh yum! Served over rice is just comfort food at its best. I love this!

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds perfect for summer. Great flavors and great with shrimp!

Chris said...

I hate petty cash receipts. They can be so....so....petty.

If you tell me I should try this then I am definitely going to try it. I might put it over grits instead, but still!

burpandslurp said...

OOOH~ I LOVE it! Such popping flavors and great ingredients!

Cheryl said...

That looks delish, I love the olives!

Lisa said...

What an interesting recipe. I love your description. Definitely worth a try!

Jamie said...

So funny! My brother sent me River Road Recipes years ago and I never heard anyone else who had one of these! This shrimp dish looks fantastic!

John Roberts said...

Hey! What's with the store brand tomato sauce?

gigi said...

Hey Doll, have you come up for air yet?? Been thinking about you and missing you too. Have a wonderful weekend!

Northern Thunder said...

Cajun in Tenn. !! Could not be any more authentic.

Great one.

Thanks

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm back!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a delicious preparation for shrimp!

Juliana said...

Wow, this shrimp dish looks so yummie! Indeed great with a bowl of rice!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Katherine, I wondered where you were... Missed you and your good recipes. How's life in Sevier County???? We were close a week or so ago when we went to Cades Cove to meet up with friends who were camping there.

The shrimp recipe looks wonderful.. Thanks so much.
Hugs,
Betsy