Shrimp Creole recipes


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A tasty Creole style dish with shrimp in a thick and tomato based sauce with onions, celery and bell pepper along with some spicy hot sauce that is typically served over rice.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup bell pepper, diced
  • salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or shrimp stock or chicken broth
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes (or 4 cups diced fresh ripe tomatoes)
  • 1 cup shrimp stock or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce(or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deviened
  • cayenne
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced


  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat, add the onions, celery and peppers, season with salt and cook until they are tender, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, thyme and tomato paste and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
  4. Add the tomatoes, stock, creole seasoning bay leaves, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the shrimp and simmer until cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste, remove from heat and serve over rice topped with the green onions.


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