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Simple Shrimp Creole

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.


4-6 servings

Since I retired from the Air Force, I've made dinner for myself and my wife, Alice, who's a busy nurse. We tend a vegetable and herb garden together, and many of our veggies end up in delicious dishes like this one.—DeWhitt Sizemore, Woodlawn, Virginia


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the onion, green pepper and celery in butter until tender. Add the tomatoes, garlic, bay leaves, salt and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaves.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and water until smooth; add to tomato mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in shrimp, Worcestershire and hot pepper sauce. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in green onions and parsley. Serve with rice.

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