Shrimp Creole

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Shrimp Creole

Southern comfort food: lowcountry shrimp creole recipe is simmered in tomatoes and tomato sauce with a touch of cayenne, chili powder, hot sauce & Worcestershire sauce.  Traditionally it’s garnished with sliced green onions but the garnish above is local shishito peppers, celery leaves, and chives.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 35 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Creole


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (15) oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8) oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced as garnish


  • Prepare rice according to package instructions.
  • Bring a medium pot to medium high heat and melt butter and olive oil. Add onions, green peppers, and celery. Reduce heat, cover, and cook ~ 5-7 minutes or until veggies are soft & translucent. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in chili powder and cayenne.
  • Add bay leaf, tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, & hot sauce. Stir, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook covered ~ 30 minutes. Add water in 1/2 cup increments if the sauce begins to dry out.
  • Add shrimp and cook for another 4-6 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
  • Spoon shrimp & sauce over rice and top with the green onion garnish.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


Things In My Kitchen:

  • Shrimp peeler & deveiner – this makes faster work of peeling & deveining.  It’s not fancy but this plastic one works better than any out there made of steel.

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Keywords: Shrimp, Creole, Gluten Free, Comfort Food, Pescatarian, Seafood, Southern, Low Country, Coastal

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