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.
- 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
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- 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