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shrimp creole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Leah Stacey
Huntsville, AL

I love southern food and one of the best southern food is Cajun food. This is a really great traditional Creole recipe. Tip: you can use frozen shrimp if fresh shrimp is not available in your area. Just thaw before cooking.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6

Ingredients For shrimp creole

  • 5 Tbsp
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 md
    sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 lg
    bay leaf
  • 2 c
    chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 6
    drops of tabasco sauce or more if desired
  • 2 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • white rice, cooked

How To Make shrimp creole

  • 1
    Melt the butter in a large, heavy skillet and add the bell pepper, onion, and celery. Saute for about 5 minutes, until limp.
  • 2
    Add the flour, stirring until brown. (making a roux)
  • 3
    Add all the other ingredients except the shrimp and rice. Stir until the mixture reaches a low boil and begins to thicken. Reduce the heat to simmer, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes to blend the flavor.
  • 4
    Just before serving, add the shrimp to the sauce and stir just until they are pink but still firm, about 3 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove the bay leaf and spoon the shrimp and vegetables over the white rice.

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