Shrimp Creole

  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Shrimp Creole is a traditional Cajun dish that covers rice with shrimp cooked in a tomato based sauce with plenty of spices, onions, celery, and bell peppers.


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/21/4 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • about 10 dashes pepper sauce (like Tabasco)
  • about 10 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 14oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 12 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Once the butter is hot, add the onion, bell pepper, and celery. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the veggies start to soften.
  3. Add the garlic, salt, paprika, oregano, cayenne, and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes to allow the spices to release flavor.
  4. Add the flour an cook for an additional 3 minutes, and then add the pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth or water.
  5. Let the mixture come to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Lay the shrimp in the sauce and cook for 4 minutes, flipping them halfway.
  7. Remove the creole shrimp mixture from the heat and serve over cooked rice.