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Shrimp Creole

An easy recipe for classic Louisiana-style Shrimp Creole! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword date night, easy, Mardi Gras, pescatarian, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 402kcal
Author Marissa


  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion diced small
  • 2 ribs celery diced small
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced small
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning or more
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce such as Tabasco brand, to taste
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • chopped fresh parsley to taste


  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, green bell pepper, celery and garlic; cook and stir for 7-10 minutes until tender.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add tomatoes with juice, Creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf; stir and simmer 5 minutes, allowing flavors to meld. If desired, add more Creole seasoning and hot sauce to taste.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp is pink and cooked through. Serve over hot white rice, sprinkled with desired amount of chopped fresh parsley.



Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 1138mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 42.2mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 4.1mg