Excellent Shrimp Creole

Excellent Shrimp Creole


"This is the best recipe I have found for Creole. It was given to me by a Cajun. You will not be disappointed! (I sometimes substitute frozen peeled cooked shrimp and it comes out great)."


1 h 30 m servings 583 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 583 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 50.6 g
  • 101%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 345 mg
  • 115%
  • Sodium:
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, pour in oil and flour to make a roux. Cook together until smooth, stirring constantly, but do not brown.
  2. Stir in onions and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, celery, bell pepper, bay leaves, lemon juice, tomato paste, tomatoes and shrimp. Add enough water just to cover.
  3. Cook slowly until shrimp are pink and tender; stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder and hot sauce to taste.
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  1. 37 Ratings


REVISED REVEIW Go Saints! Yes I'm from Nawlins myself and this is a good recipe except this way too much roux.That's the amount I use to cook a gumbo for 8-10 people!Try 1/4 that amount and br...

i served this at a dinner party, people either raved or didnt like it. not because it wasnt good but because it was to spicey for the taste buds. As a person who loves spicy food i gave two thum...

Wow! Sooooooo yummy! I didn't have 3 pounds of shrimp so I added some chicken breast also... It made so much we ate it all week! And believe me, it was so good I didn't mind one bit ;) I will...

I love to look for different recipes and this was a big hit, even the leftovers. I substituted cajun seasoning for the salt and chili powder and used only half the tomato paste. I had so much sa...

I cut the oil and floup in half. I used two pounds of shrimp and I thought that was plenty. I would add the chili powder and some spice while it is cooking instead of at the end. Overall I li...

Came out great loved it.. will have it again soon.. thank you Ken

Great recipe. I used it for a Mardi Gras celebration at church and it was a hit. Served 80-90 people. Very easy and fun to make.

this really is excellent!!! i also cut down the roux to about half. i think it makes a lot more than 6 servings though. my husband and i have been enjoying for the past 2 nights, each night h...