Homemade Shrimp Creole Recipe

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W. Florence Johns gives a mild Creole flavor to convenient cooked shrimp in this skillet supper that has been part of her recipe collection for years. "It's quick and very good," promises the Houston, Texas cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound cooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 220 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 221mg cholesterol, 791mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic in oil for 6 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, chili powder, sugar and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Creole in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p42

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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