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shrimp creole recipe for two

Shrimp Creole Recipe for two

Succulent shrimp, fresh vegetables, and classic Creole seasoning make this Shrimp Creole Recipe for Two the PERFECT date night dinner or Mardi Gras recipe!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner recipe for two
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 342kcal
Author Em Beitel


  • ½ onion
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 stick celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • tsp oregano
  • tsp thyme
  • tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp 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.
  • 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.
  • Once reduced, add the shrimp and push into the sauce, turning as needed so that they cook on all sides.
  • Cook until the shrimp are pink, translucent and cooked through. Season with hot sauce to taste and serve.



Note - rather than using the individual spices (oregano, thyme, cayenne, black pepper), you can use approx ½ tsp. Creole seasoning if you have it.


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