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Excellent Shrimp Creole Recipe
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Excellent Shrimp Creole

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"This is the best recipe I have found for Creole. It was given to me by a Cajun. You will not be disappointed! (I sometimes substitute frozen peeled cooked shrimp and it comes out great)."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, pour in oil and flour to make a roux. Cook together until smooth, stirring constantly, but do not brown.
  2. Stir in onions and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, celery, bell pepper, bay leaves, lemon juice, tomato paste, tomatoes and shrimp. Add enough water just to cover.
  3. Cook slowly until shrimp are pink and tender; stirring occasionally. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder and hot sauce to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 30, 2007

REVISED REVEIW Go Saints! Yes I'm from Nawlins myself and this is a good recipe except this way too much roux.That's the amount I use to cook a gumbo for 8-10 people!Try 1/4 that amount and brown it to a light tan color or even darker. Otherwise the end result will be way too floury and thick. I like to used chopped fresh tomatoes, especially in summer. I also add a little dry white wine. If you don't use Cajun seasonings add salt, black and red pepper to taste.PLUS chopped fresh basil and 1/2-1 tsp thymne. Adjust seasonings to taste after the ingredients have a chance to marry. Put your favorite Cajun Hot Sauce on the table.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 03, 2003


Oct 10, 2003

i served this at a dinner party, people either raved or didnt like it. not because it wasnt good but because it was to spicey for the taste buds. As a person who loves spicy food i gave two thumbs up!!!!!

Dec 28, 2003

Wow! Sooooooo yummy! I didn't have 3 pounds of shrimp so I added some chicken breast also... It made so much we ate it all week! And believe me, it was so good I didn't mind one bit ;) I will make this a regular meal.

Sep 14, 2007

I love to look for different recipes and this was a big hit, even the leftovers. I substituted cajun seasoning for the salt and chili powder and used only half the tomato paste. I had so much sauce that I refrigerated half of it and made a chicken, sausage and okra gumbo with it a few days later. Just as tasty.

Jan 04, 2009

I cut the oil and floup in half. I used two pounds of shrimp and I thought that was plenty. I would add the chili powder and some spice while it is cooking instead of at the end. Overall I liked this recipe and will make it again.

Jan 18, 2003

Came out great loved it.. will have it again soon.. thank you Ken

Jan 18, 2003

Great recipe. I used it for a Mardi Gras celebration at church and it was a hit. Served 80-90 people. Very easy and fun to make.


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  • Calories
  • 583 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 345 mg
  • 115%
  • Fat
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 50.6 g
  • 101%
  • Sodium
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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