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two bowls of shrimp creole served over rice

Shrimp Creole Recipe

You are guaranteed to love my quick and easy Louisiana-style Shrimp Creole recipe, all cooked in one pot only taking 30 minutes to make.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creole shrimp, how to make shrimp creole, shrimp creole, shrimp creole recipe
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 342kcal



  • ½ onion
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 stick celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • teaspoon oregano
  • teaspoon thyme
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup shrimp stock
  • ¾ lb shrimp
  • hot sauce to taste


  • Finely chop the onion, pepper, and celery into roughly even sized pieces. Finely chop or crush the garlic. Melt the butter in a medium skillet and saute the onion, celery and pepper until soft, around 5 minutes. Add the garlic towards the end and cook a minute longer.
    ½ onion, ½ green pepper, 1 stick celery, 2 Tablespoons butter, 2 cloves garlic
    onions in pan for shrimp creole
  • Add the tomato paste, salt, sugar, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne and mix through. Cook a minute then add tomatoes, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, and stock. Mix through, bring to a simmer and leave to reduce a little, around 15-20 minutes. Reduce heat as needed so that it simmers rather than boils.
    2 Tablespoons tomato paste, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon sugar, ⅛ teaspoon oregano, ⅛ teaspoon thyme, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, 1 pinch cayenne pepper, 1 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ cup shrimp stock, 1 bay leaf
    cooking vegetables for shrimp creole with seasonings
  • Once reduced, add the shrimp and push into the sauce, turning as needed so that they cook on all sides.
    ¾ lb shrimp
    adding shrimp to pan with shrimp creole vegetables
  • Cook until the shrimp are pink, translucent and cooked through. Season with hot sauce to taste and serve.
    hot sauce to taste
    two bowls of shrimp creole served over rice


  • You can easily prep the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve! This helps all the flavors mesh together.
  • For the best results, I recommend using fresh shrimp, but frozen shrimp still makes this dish delicious. If you use frozen shrimp, do not re-freeze the recipe.
  • I recommend using fresh shrimp, but frozen shrimp still makes this dish delish.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 459mg | Sodium: 2239mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 48.5mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 5.7mg