Smothered Shrimp

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Oil, for frying
  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen shrimp, thawed and peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Flour, for dredging and thickening
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Water
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
Directions
  • Heat oil in skillet. Lightly season shrimp with pepper, garlic powder, and salt and then dredge in the flour, shaking off any excess.

  • Lightly fry until shrimp turn pink and curl, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and drain. Saute onions in the same pan until they begin to soften. Add a couple tablespoons of flour and whisk well to make a roux. Season with a little more salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk in water, 1/4 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add shrimp and simmer in gravy for 10 minutes. Serve over white rice.

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