Shrimp Creole

1
Leah Stacey

By
@CookingMaven

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6

Ingredients

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

How to Make Shrimp Creole

Step-by-Step

  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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Shrimp Creole

Course/Dish: Fish Seafood



Show 6 Comments & Reviews

18 Side Dish Recipe Ideas

18 Side Dish Recipe Ideas


Stumped what to make to complete tonight’s meal? Brainstorming dinner ideas is hard enough; however, we’re here to help. These side dishes are perfect to pair with your main dish. Asparagus, potatoes, corn, and more are prepared in a variety of ways that your family will love. Loaded with flavor and easy to make, these […]

15 Recipes for Balsamic Lovers

15 Recipes for Balsamic Lovers


Balsamic vinegar doesn’t get the love and respect it deserves. Pairing perfectly with meats, fruits, veggies, or pasta, you can’t go wrong by adding balsamic vinegar to your meal. No matter if you choose to glaze, grill, drizzle, or douse, balsamic is there to boost your favorite recipe. With this in mind, let’s see how […]

24 Tailgating Recipes for Pregaming Kickoff

24 Tailgating Recipes for Pregaming Kickoff


Poppers and pinwheels and pulled pork – oh my! While last season didn’t play out as we hoped, it is finally time for all the best football foods. Even better, these tailgating favorites will help get you pregame kickoff alongside all your fellow fans. Dips, subs, and all your favorite appetizers, this list of game […]