Since I was making Fried Green Tomatoes, and James chose shrimp, I wanted to see if I could make a shrimp dish to go with the Fried Green Tomatoes. Luckily for me, I'd just eaten some New Orleans shrimp and Andouille sausage with seasoned onions and jambalaya. I've also made a Creole Jambalaya before, and it was pretty simple and straightforward. For this shrimp dish, I thought something a bit creamier than the Jambalaya would contrast the crispy Fried Green Tomatoes. I started off as usual, by cooking up some onion and garlic. Then in went the chopped tomatoes and seasonings, and finally, the shrimp and milk. Your final product will have quite a bit of sauce. You can thicken it up by boiling off some of the liquid or eat it more as a stew. Another option is to serve the shrimp with Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer and put a bit of sauce on each tomato slice. Lots of options!
Yield: 4 servings
|1 tablespoon||basil, chopped|
|1 tablespoon||garlic, minced|
|1/2 cup||milk||I used whole.|
|1/2 cup||onion, diced|
|1 tablespoon||parsley, chopped|
|1 pound||shrimp, peeled and deveined|
|2 cups||tomatoes, diced||or a 14-15 ounce can, with juices|
|1/2 teaspoon||Cajun seasoning|
- Gather all materials.
- Cook onion in butter until translucent, then add garlic, cooking until fragrant.
- Add in tomatoes, Cajun seasoning, parsley, and basil, and simmer about 25 minutes.
- Stir in shrimp, cooking until pink, then add in milk.