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Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Shrimp Orleans
Make this great dish for dinner. It is delicious!
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Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2-1/2 hours
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3 to 4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
2 or 3 ribs celery, chopped
1 small clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons flour
1 can (1 pound) tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
Salt and pepper
Several sprigs parsley, finely chopped
2 or 3 bay leaves, crushed
1 1/2 pounds shrimp, raw

In a heavy skillet, heat oil; add onion, green pepper, celery and garlic and brown slowly. Add flour and continue cooking until brown. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, parsley and bay leaves. Cook slowly, covered, for 2-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. (A little water, 1/2 cup or less, may be needed during cooking.) Meanwhile, shell and devein shrimp. Add shrimp to sauce after about 2 hours; continue cooking for 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

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