True Shrimp Creole
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 4 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 pounds fresh or frozen uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Hot cooked rice
- In a large heavy skillet, combine flour and oil until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until flour is a rich deep brown. Add onion, green pepper and celery; cook until vegetables are tender, 5-6 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in next 6 ingredients. Cover and simmer until heated through, 4-5 minutes.
- Add shrimp. Simmer, uncovered, until shrimp turn pink, 5-6 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 358 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 224mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.
Feb 11, 2018
I was disappointed, it turned into a mush of tomatoes with little flavor. I kept it over night as suggested and still did not improve. However, it makes a good sandwich spread.
Jan 26, 2014
LOVED it ! I used the little pearl onions and ADDED sugar snap peas! AWSOME !!!!!
Jan 16, 2013
I add cayenne pepper for a little kick
Feb 8, 2012
Heat for 45-50 minutes or until heated through? It would be "heated through" in 3 minutes. Poor directions!
Nov 11, 2011
This was much better than we expected. I do have a difficult time finding these large shells. WalMart carries them.
Mar 9, 2011
I made this on Monday for Mardi Gras yesterday. This recipe is really really good. I did have to add some broth during cooking because it was drying out too much even on low heat. Since my hot sauce is rather wimpy I also added a scant 1/2 tsp. of cayenne. This will be the shrimp creole recipe I use from now on. Thanks for sharing it.
Oct 21, 2010
This is definitely a winner! I added cayenne pepper for more of a kick. I like it spicy.
Jun 12, 2008
I took the liberty of adding polish sausage to the mixture and serving it on a bed of wild rice. (A true Polish Minnesotan!). I thought the meal was delicious! Thanks for sharing!