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Shrimp Creole

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: Jul 11, 2008
Aperture: f 5.0
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2008

Shrimp Creole

1/4 cup extra virgin olive 0il
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 lbs. raw shrimp (shelled)
2 garlic buds, minced
1/2 cup minced onion
2 Tbsp minced parsley
1 cup water (plus more if needed)
1 tsp. salt
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper

Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet with the flour. Stir constantly until the roux is the color of peanut butter.
Lower heat, add shrimp and cook about 3 minutes until pink. Add garlic, onion, parsley and bell pepper. Cook 2 minutes longer. Raise heat, add water then the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes. Add chopped green onions. Serve over rice.

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Votes: 184
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2008 09:50:18 PM
Such a different recipe - nice idea!
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07/22/2008 08:35:04 PM
I like it. My only issue would be that the tomatoe is the brightest thing in frame and the "Rock Star" should be the Creole. I would have tried to bounce some light into the skillet and take down the shadow on the right.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2008 08:36:19 PM
The image is a little underexposed, especailly around the inner edges of the pan.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2008 09:08:51 PM
yum, nice and simply shot, very clean. food looks great! 8
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07/19/2008 11:53:35 AM
I like this composition. The dynamic lighting creates an atmosphere, illuminating the subject of the photo and giving it a great focal point, at the same time, casting some wicked shadows. It almost tells one part of a story, and begs to be told the rest. Great effect. The wooden spoon that has been dipped in the sauce really helps this backstory. As if someone had been cooking and had to walk away. This is definitely a "picture is worth 1000 words" moment for me. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2008 10:44:39 AM
Nice presentation of the food and the ingredients
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07/16/2008 10:01:34 AM
Good shot. Only recommendation might be a little more light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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