Shrimp and Peppers2018-01-11
In a deep 12-inch heavy skillet stir together oil and flour and cook roux over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until color of peanut butter, about 10 minutes. Add onion and cook,stirring occasionally, until softened. Stir in garlic and cook,stirring, 1 minute. Add hot water, tomato sauce, chili powder,sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, bitters, cayenne, and black pepper and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 2 1/2 cups, about 35 minutes. Season sauce with salt. Sauce may be made 1 week ahead and chilled, covered. Reheat sauce in skillet before proceeding. Stir bell peppers into sauce and cook, covered, over moderate heat,stirring frequently to avoid scorching, until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer peppers with a slotted spoon to a large bowl,letting excess sauce drip into skillet, and cover and plastic wrap.Stir shrimp into sauce and cook, covered, over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer shrimp with slotted spoon to bowl and cover. Boil sauce, stirring, until thickened. Pour sauce, lemon juice, and salt to taste over shrimp mixture and stir to combine well. Serve shrimp and peppers over rice and sprinkle with parsley.