Spicy Shrimp Creole Recipe
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Spicy Shrimp Creole Recipe

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“For more than 35 years, this has been our favorite shrimp dish,” says Sharon Larson of Knoxville, Illinois. The tender shrimp combined with a slightly spicy chunky tomato and green pepper mixture makes a hearty portion of this classic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without rice) equals 253 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 1673 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery and green pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, chili powder and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Add shrimp; cook 4-5 minutes longer or until shrimp turn pink. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Shrimp Creole in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p58

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Made this for me and my boyfriend and we both thought that it was a hit! I added some more hot pepper sauce and omitted the Worcestershire sauce..by accident! Ooops!

I will definitely make it again. Low cal & tasty indeed."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"Delicious! Just the right amount of heat for my family."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2009

"Really tasty, easy and low calorie. How could you beat that? Quick too!"

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