2 T butter 1 medium red pepper 1 small onion 1 t minced garlic 2 T flour 2 c half and half 1-1/2 c milk 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce 1/2 lb. cooked shrimp, finely diced 1/2-1 t salt 1/4 t white pepper Dash hot sauce 1/4 c sherry, optional
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Place pepper and onion in food processor and process vegetables until finely minced. Add vegetables to saucepan and heat 3-5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes. Stir in flour and mix with vegetables and garlic. Gradually add half and half and milk, stirring continually over medium-low heat. Add tomato sauce and shrimp and stir. Add salt, pepper and hot sauce. Continue to cook over low heat until slightly thickened. May stir in sherry the last 1-2 minutes of cooking, if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings. Serve with crusty bread.