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La. piquant is a warm treat

It may be getting cooler outside, but here's a Louisiana Shrimp Piquant recipe from Wild American Shrimp Inc. that will warm you.

Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a 3-quart saucepan. Saute a minced onion and 3 minced celery ribs until tender. Add 3 minced garlic cloves, a 14{-ounce can of crushed tomatoes with their juice and { cup tomato sauce.

Stir and bring to a gentle boil. Add thin slices from 1 large lemon, and stir and cook for about 2 minutes. Add 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined, and salt, pepper and Tabasco to taste. Cook just until shrimp turns pink.

Sprinkle with minced green onions and parsley. Makes 4 servings.

Wild American Shrimp Inc. represents the seafood industry in eight Southern states. For more information, visit www.wildamericanshrimp.com.

Nutritional information per serving: 253 calories; 22g protein; 12g fat; 2g saturated fat; 18g carbohydrate; 5g fiber; 168mg cholesterol; 535mg sodium.

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