Shrimp Creole

4 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp; in shells
1 medium onion; chopped (1/2 cup)
1 stalk celery; chopped ( 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup green sweet pepper; chopped
2 cloves Garlic; minced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes; undrained
2 tablespoons fresh parsley; snipped
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup water; cold
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups Hot cooked rice

Original recipe makes 4



1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, removing tails. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

2. In a large skillet cook onion, celery, sweet pepper, and garlic in butter over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in undrained tomatoes, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, paprika, ground red pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

3. Remove bay leaf. In a small bowl stir together cold water and cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture and shrimp into tomato mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir for 2 minutes more or until shrimp turn opaque. Serve over rice.

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We really enjoyed! I used crushed tomatoes making for a Thicker sauce and since we don't eat rice did not need to add cornstarch ; this was a real treat. Instead of red peppers we used spicy Mrs. Dash
suzet6te 2y ago

Delicious! I substituted cayenne pepper fort the red pepper flakes.
Chefannette 3y ago

I made this dish for supper tonight and I will agree with the previous 5 star rating. Since tomato was not listed in the ingredients, I had to make another run to the store, but it was worth the trip. I put in a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatos and used 2 tablespoons of butter. When it came time to add the shrimp, the mixture appeared to be a little dry, so I added another 1/3 cup of water. It came out just right.
boyle 6y ago

How much and/or what kind of tomato? How much butter?
boyle 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
Caylor2927 6y ago

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