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Spicy New Orleans Shrimp Creole
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4.60 from 15 votes

Spicy New Orleans Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole is a classic New Orleans dish consisting of shrimp cooked in a spicy mixture of diced tomatoes & the trinity - onion, celery and bell pepper.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Southern
Servings: 4
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Chula King


  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ½ cup green pepper seeded and chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 14.5 ounce can petit diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce or to taste
  • 1 ½ pounds shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon green onion tops chopped (for garnish)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice cooked according to package directions


  • Melt butter in a large sauce pan, over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and green pepper. Sauté over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add salt, sugar, cayenne pepper, and flour; stir to combine. Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil; cover pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Toss the shrimp with Creole seasoning. Add to tomato mixture. Cook the shrimp ntil they are pink and cooked through,3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve with white rice, garnished with chopped green onions.
  • Yield: 4 servings.


Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 458mg | Sodium: 1657mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 970IU | Vitamin C: 36.5mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 5.7mg