Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp Recipe
Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 2 2
Publisher Photo
I’ve simplified my mom's Shrimp Creole—she made it for us growing up. Now it's effortless comfort food I make for my own family. —Crystal Milne, Urbana, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups with 3/4 cup cooked rice: 371 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery and pepper; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp; cook 2-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp in Taste of Home February/March 2016, p22

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Quick & Easy New Orleans Shrimp

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Debra Torres User ID: 4566970 245082
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"This was a nice change for our family menu, and easy! I used two bags of shrimp-extra small, but kept the rest of the recipe the same. Cooked up some frozen perogies, and we were set!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 242972
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"This was quick & yummy. I only had regular tomato sauce so added some basil ad oregano to make it "Italian." Also added another additional can of diced tomatoes to make it thinner so it would soak into the rice."

Loading Image