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shrimp creole

Easy Shrimp Creole

5 from 3 reviews

  • Author: Sharilyn
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Shrimp Creole is a dish that combines a multitude of flavors to make a robust tomato-based sauce filled with shrimp; paired with Basmati rice.



1 lb shrimp

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 cup dry white wine

1 cup vegetable broth (or chicken)

2 tbsp butter

½ cup bell pepper, chopped

1/3 cup white onion

2 ribs celery, finely chopped

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

2 bay leaves

3 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon hot sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp oregano

½ tsp onion powder

¼ dash white pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt *add more if needed

¼ tsp black pepper


1.Cook rice and set aside but keep warm.

2. Prepare vegetables by chopping celery, tomatoes, garlic, onions, bell pepper and garnishes *chives and parsley.

3. Set a pan to cook on medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan before adding the celery. Cook for about 2 minutes before adding onion, bell peppers, and tomatoes to the pan, cooking until tomatoes have softened completely. Add tomato paste.

5. Include white wine, broth, dried spices, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice, and garlic. Lower heat to low-medium, and simmer until liquid has reduced by half.

6. Add shrimp, stir to incorporate, and cook shrimp completely. 

7. Serve Easy Shrimp Creole over warm rice and enjoy!


*chopped chives and parsley were used for garnish

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Sauteed
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 6.6 g
  • Sodium: 1022 mg
  • Fat: 6.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 197.7 mg

Keywords: rice, shrimp, basmati rice, shrimp creole