I don't know what file' powder is. Hopefully you can find out at a store in your area.


  • 2 medium-size yellow onions, peeled and minced
  • 2 medium-size sweet green peppers, cored, seeded, and minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 stalks celery, minced
  • 2 TBS olive or other cooking oil
  • 2 TBS butter or margarine
  • 1 (1-lb 12 oz.) can tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp file' powder
  • 1-1/2 lbs shelled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 4 cups cooked rice


Stir-fry onions, gr. peppers, garlic, and celery in oil and butter in a large saucepan 5-8 minutes over moderately low heat until onions are golden. Stir in tomatoes, breaking up any large pieces, paprika, pepper, and salt: cover and simmer 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. If sauce seems thin, boil, uncovered, 2-3 minutes to reduce, Add File' powder and shrimp and simmer, uncovered, 3-5 minutes until shrimp are just cooked through. Serve over the boiled rice.
Makes 4 servings.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: DD cookbook
Submitted By: tc c
Shrimp Creole