This dish is like gumbo but without the okra. Depending on who I'm serving I will sometimes replace the mixed vegetables with okra, fresh or frozen. When I say "seriously spicy" you should pay attention. You can always reduce the crushed red pepper flakes but it is sooo good just like this.
Seriously Spicy Shrimp Stew
3 tablespoons butter
1. In a 6-quart pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, for 2 or 3 minutes.
2. Stir in the flour until absorbed. Stir in the water, seafood seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil. Add the potato, tomato, and mixed vegetables. Return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
3. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked, about 3-5 minutes. Serve over cooked rice.