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Almost Creole

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I know creole is suppose to have onion, bell peppers, celery and tomatoes. But I didn't have any onion yesterday, so I decided to improvise. I had fresh garlic and big, fibrous carrots. I had red, orange and green bell peppers, a couple stalks of celery, and a can of no salt added diced tomatoes.

So, I put a tablespoon of olive oil in the pan, and sauteed the bell peppers, celery, and garlic. I microwaved the two carrots two minutes to give them a head start and then sliced them in rounds. When the sauteed veggies were soft, I added the sliced carrots and soon after the can of tomatoes. I added one teaspoon of Zatarain's creole seasoning. I would have added more, but it had salt in it. So I put it on the table so that anyone who wanted could add more. (On leftovers for the next day I added more cayenne pepper because there were only adults at that meal, and I liked it spicy hotter even better!) I covered it for a few of the minutes.

Here's what the dish looked like:


Here's what my plate looked like with some baby lima beans, a plain sweet potato, and the tuna steak to eat with my almost creole:


So that's a non-recipe that turned out pretty well. My husband liked it, too.
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NATPLUMMER 2/8/2013 10:35AM

    IT looks very tasty, but Creole isn't a dish....it's more a type of cuisine.

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INAFFIT319 2/8/2013 10:26AM

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

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MEXGAL1 2/8/2013 10:07AM

    that sounds wonderful...I might even try that!
Have a terrific day MIss Marsha!

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-AMANDA79- 2/8/2013 10:04AM

    Looks delicious! Don't you just love food blogging?

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GABY1948 2/8/2013 9:24AM

    Looks yummy...I get great ideas from your blogs!

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MEADSBAY 2/8/2013 9:13AM

    mmmmmm....
I'll be right over!
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ONEKIDSMOM 2/8/2013 7:37AM

    Looks great! Way to inspire your fellow Sparklers! emoticon

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_LINDA 2/8/2013 12:31AM

    That almost creole sounds fabulous! Way to improvise! I absolutely love spicy -I was in seventh food heaven when I was in New Orleans, couldn't get enough of the food!!

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MSLZZY 2/7/2013 11:47PM

    Now you tell me! I'll have to make this tomorrow! AWESOME!

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FRAN0426 2/7/2013 11:34PM

    Looks yummy and sometimes a bit of improvising doesn't hurt the recipe.

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AQUAGIRL08 2/7/2013 11:33PM

    Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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MIRAGE727 2/7/2013 10:39PM

    As a native N'awlins homeboy, I can say you did just fine, Ms Marsha!
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The mortal sin would be making Gumbo without Okra. That's just heresy! I would devour that plate and pray for veggie leftovers for the week! Thanks for the inspiration. My food challenge is simple this week, insure protein at every meal! But next week is Mardi Gras!
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JOYOUS1917 2/7/2013 9:52PM

    Thanks for the ymmy blog! Sounds wonderful! emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/7/2013 9:29PM

    Looks wonderful!! Yum!

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