Shrimp Creole

Total Time:
3 hr 15 min
5 min
3 hr 10 min

8 servings

  • 2 tablespoons 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-ounces) can tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds 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 was raised in GA and grew up eating this dish. My mom makes the best shrimp creole in the world but there is no written recipe so I used this one and added things I know my mom uses. First, I saute the veggies in bacon grease (you can omit this when you want to make it healthier). Save the bacon and crumble it in the sauce while it cooks. Add a can of stewed tomatoes as well along with some garlic salt instead of plain salt. Most importantly, try to use some wild caught shrimp if you can find them. They taste much better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW!! This is probably the best meal I have ever cooked! It is just a tad spicy, but not too spicy for the lightweights. I did add a bit of OLD BAY seasoning and added chopped grilled chicken apple sausage. It was to die for!! Thank you Paula for this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night in honor of the premiere of NCIS New Orleans. Had friends over for N'awlins food. Everyone LOVED this. I had read almost all the reviews prior to fixing, so I took the following bits of advice: Cooked (in crockpot) the day before, stored in fridge, reheated slowly on stove; added Old Bay, Creole seasoning, and garlic to the veggies when sauteeing; added a lb. of smoked cajun sausage; doubled the recipe to feed 6 of us. It was absolutely delicious. Sad to say, I gave credit to Ina Garten, my other favorite chef, but realized it didn't really feel like an Ina recipe. Will be sure everyone knows it is Paula's when I share the recipe, which everyone asked for. Ridiculously delicious, especially considering how easy it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Thank you Paula! I didn't haven't any chili powder so I substituted Old Bay Seasoning, and I added some cooked and crumbled bacon left from breakfast this morning. It was so good! I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Beyond excellent.. Very tasty and right amount of heat. Miss you Ms Paula God bless and hope you get your own show soon item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, you have taught me so much through the years. I miss and love your personality as EVERYONE I KNOW , FEELS THE SAME. YOU were like my best friend in my living room when I was going thru a series of operations. I wish I could know you receive this. I made this receipe along with a majority of other recipes. I always loved serving your food as everyone so enjoyed it. I use to say, I was talking with Paula and she gave me the recipe. LOL. God bless you. I am better because of you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this recipe to be OK. Not very filling and not as full of flavor as I would have hoped. Still, easy to to make and satisfying if in the mood for something healthy and spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! In lieu of the olive oil, I stuck to my Grandmother's Southern cooking roots, and I cooked 5 pieces of bacon and used the fat to sauté the vegetables. It was a but too spicy the first time, so I only used 0.5 tablespoon pepper sauce (Tabasco) the second time I made and it was fantastic! Definitely a keeper and I will make it again soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! It was easy to make...just cook the sauce ahead and add the shrimp at the end to finish. I am making this recipe for my daughter's birthday. Add rice and bread and you have a complete meal. Perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! My family are picky eaters but this dish was a hit! Very tasty and the right amount of spicy. I made two modifications, though. I added garlic when I sauteed my vegetables and I added two bay leafs to the sauce in the crock pot. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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