Mom's Shrimp Creole



Growing up as a kid through adulthood, Mom would make this recipe. She would call and invite us over because she was making creole. That is all she would have to say. Great recipe with true southern charm. God bless you Mom.

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The seasoning in this recipe is just wonderful...perfect amount, perfect flavor. We put our shrimp in towards the end of the cooking time rather than leave it in the whole 60 minutes. It turned out great! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 5 votes

30 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 3 medium
    onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2
    celery, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    bacon fat
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder (hot if you like)
  • 2 c
  • 3 c
    crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/3 c
    medium shrimp (cleaned)
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh okra, cut up in bite size pieces

How to Make Mom's Shrimp Creole


  1. Saute celery, onion, okra and shrimp in bacon fat.
  2. Add tomatoes, chili powder, salt, pepper, vinegar and sugar.
  3. Mix enough water and flour to make a creamy sauce. Add gradually remaining water. Simmer 60 minutes.
  4. Mom always put it over brown rice, wonderful salad and garlic bread. Gosh, I hope you like it. We love it.
  5. NOTE: I know y'all are questioning the length of time cooking the shrimp. This is a very old recipe and the older ladies back in the day cooked everything possibly longer than needed. I have added the shrimp at the end and it was wonderful. It is up to you.

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About Mom's Shrimp Creole

Course/Dish: Fish Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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