Shrimp Creole

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Shrimp Creole Shrimp Creole

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 3 hours 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon chili powder
1   (14-ounce) can tomatoes
1   (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
green onions for garnish





Preheat crock pot on high.

In fry pan, heat olive oil. Add peppers, onions and celery. Cook until softened. Add chili powder and saute until caramelized. Remove from heat and pour into crock pot. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, hot sauce, Worcestershire, white sugar, salt and pepper. 

Cook for 3 hours. Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes. Serve over rice. Top with chopped green onions. 

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I have a question, can I freeze left over shrimp creole if I used frozen shrimp to make it thank you for you reply

By virginia on May 19, 2013


This is a delicious dish! I was surprised how well it turned out. I made it because I had everything, but I, too, thought it would be too tomatoe-y. Because of that, I modified it just slightly by deglazing the veggies with white wine, and adding a little chicken broth to the reduction. I made it in the stove top in a cast iron pot, and it reduced quite a bit in an hour while I made some dessert and cooked the rice. It seemed to turn orange when the shrimp was added. The flavor was amazing for such a simple recipe ... And the texture of the tomato mixture was like velvet. The green onions are an essential contrast with their spicy crunchiness. Will make again and again!

By Stacey C on March 24, 2013


Start cooking after u pick up yana

By dion on February 07, 2013


OMG this recipe is quick and easy and taste GREAT!!!!

By Becky on November 05, 2012


I love anything by Paula Deen! The one item that I add to my shrimp creole sauce is fresh okra...and plenty of it. I suppose that isn't for everyone...and almost turns my creole into a gumbo. But...try it sometime. Made this same way...only add okra just near the end of the cooking process. YUMMY!

By Dwan Buddin on August 16, 2012


Amazing!! Best recipe I have ever made!

By jhamm5507 on July 12, 2012


I made this dish today. I was worried it may be a little too much tomato, but it was great! I will add this to a shrimp dish favorite.

By ponchyboy on April 20, 2012


Mhmmmmm looks so good cant wait 2 try it

By stephanfuller on January 19, 2012


Saw the show 12/26/11, at 11 CST. What a treat! I had left over shrimp, from Christmas. The grocery store is 12½ miles to town. So I shot from the hip. Hunts has spicy Diced Red Tomatoes. I can't believe I didn't have Tom. sauce, except my hubby cooks as much as I do but, didn't put it on the groc. list...HUM must talk to that boy. Did use the Worcestershire & sugar. It as really good...but how da ya all serve 8? Most respectfully submitted !!! We are both watchers. But can't fnd your new cookbook anywhere near. Please advise.Have a special 2012!! Pam Przybelski (or N 9480 Sun & Sand Lane Crivitz WI 54114 WE LOVE THE HECK OUT OF YOU & YOUR BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Grammy Pam on December 26, 2011


Sweet Paula Deen your shrimp creole is very much like a blue crab dish that my Grand mother started. But she cooked her sauce all day long until it was nice and thick and then she would start dumping cleaned blue crab bodies in it until they were done then served with cuban bread and butter. It is to die for.. But you leave your manners at the door cause theres a lot of slurping going on. LOL Don't know if you'll ever see this I know your a busy woman!! And a loved one!! MERRY CHRISTMAS SWEET LADY.

By Connie Alby on December 16, 2011


Very good! My creole did not look like it does in the picture.. I am not sure where the orange color in the picture comes from. Mine looked more like a salsa. Regardless, it was very good. I added a little bit of Cayenne for an extra kick. Easy recipe, will definitely make again smile

By Kim O on October 12, 2011


Thanks Paula...I made this receipe to go along with a steak for my husband and I as we celebrated our anniversary. He really enjoyed it. I will make this again! The kids enjoyed it as well.

By Tracy French on August 16, 2011


Paula Deen you are the best person in the cooking T.V.shows.I am so proud of you .you did it by your self and your boy's. you didn't have a husband behind you saying you can make it.try for it .you did it with out a keep up the good work..I bought all of your books and your magasines.we love you and your boy's. i tried your recipe and we love it...shrimp creole.thank you.

By joann denison on June 19, 2011


I tried this recipe once and am going to make it again tonight. The first time, my husband was a little disappointed and thought it needed something else. So, I took the leftovers and cooked some smoked sausage and added it. That was just what it needed, and I am going to do that with it again tonight. Very yummy.

By Heather Appell on April 06, 2011


This was the first Paula Deen recipe I ever tried out and my entire family loved it. Super easy and quick to put together.

By Nicole S. on April 05, 2011


I am making this for the second time right now. We watched Paula make it a couple of weeks ago on TV and my husband said that he would like to try to make it. The only thing I needed to get was the shrimp and green peppers and we had a batch going within 15 minutes. It was incredible. I too double the recipe and when my tomatoes come in this summer I am going to can several quarts of this minus the shrimp for really quick dinners. Paula rocks and she's made me enjoy cooking again.

By Shannon S on March 07, 2011


This is a great recipie.... I make a double batch of the sauce (on the stove)and freeze in 2 serving batches. Then I can come home from work, heat up the sauce, saute' shrimp and flounder, and serve with grits. Fabulous and so easy. Thansk Paula

By Anonymous on December 23, 2009


One of the greatest shrimp recipes I have made. My children even loved it

By Anonymous on November 09, 2009


I love Paula Deen. This was so delicious. What I loved most about it was that I didn't have to go all over town to look for the ingredients. I had them in my spice cabinet. That's what's so great about Paula. Try it you'll love it.

By sharon.brown3 on October 26, 2009


This recipe is the best by far. Made it one week and within another week, the husband was requesting it again. Delicious!!

By native momma on June 17, 2009

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