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Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole is a classic southern dish that doesn't stray far from good taste or tradition. This spicy meal will leave anyone hungry for more due to its famous taste and classic reputation. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Creole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 297kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce optional
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning or Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined


  • lace a large cast iron pan, or better a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Add oil and wait for it to heat up.
  • Add diced onion and garlic, stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add diced bell peppers and celery. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes. Until the peppers start to softer.
  • Add the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce if using. Stir to combine.
  • Add the Creole seasoning, dried thyme, add salt and pepper to taste. Add red pepper flakes for a spicier kick. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  • Add raw shrimp, stir and cook for another 7-10 minutes, until the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust for salt, pepper and spiciness.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with chopped parsley or green onions.



Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 2436mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1835IU | Vitamin C: 73.7mg | Calcium: 297mg | Iron: 6.8mg