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Creole Sauce

This is a traditional sauce in Aruba, served at the Buccaneer with fish and shrimp.


2 tbsp olive oil
¾ cup julienne onions
¼ cup julienne celery
½ cup sliced green bell peppers
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp pressed garlic
2 cups peeled and chopped Italian plum tomatoes
1 tbsp dried oregano and basil
Cayenne (to taste)
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups chicken stock
½ cup chopped green onions
Heat oil over medium heat in a saucepan with a lid.  When oil is hot, add onions, celery and green peppers.  Season with salt and pepper.  Saute vegetables for 2 – 3 minutes. Sir in garlic, tomatoes and herbs.  Continue to sauté for 1 minute.  Season vegetables with salt, pepper and cayenne.  Stir in tomato paste and stock.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer.  Cook for 12 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally.  Stir in green onions and serve warm over fish, shrimp or chicken.
**Source: Chef Franklin leads the kitchen brigade at Buccaneer Restaurant, one of the places to eat in  Aruba resorts.  His recipes are not to be missed during Aruba all inclusive vacations.