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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    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!
    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.
    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!
    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!
    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.
    Absolutely delicious! Totally forgot to buy tomato sauce while at the store, so I just used some marinara pasta sauce instead (and no one noticed!) Roommates loved it. Will make it again for sure.
    One of our go-to recipes for when it's cold and rainy. Very good!
    This was a hit with my family. Full of flavor and super easy to make.
    This was very simple and fast to put together. I made it on the stovetop and simmered about an hour, then stirred in precooked shrimp, and served over rice. Delicious! It would be hard to mess this up! My husband loved it. Will absolutely make again!
    Extremely easy to make, tastes delicious!! I made it on the stovetop in a pot instead of my crockpot and let it simmer for about 2 hours. I highly recommend this recipe!
    Very tasty! I had to make a dish for pot luck so I made some variations that still had people raving. I used cooked/cubed chicken thighs instead of shrimp. Added a can of rotel tomatoes and used tony chachere's creole seasoning instead of chili powder. Instead of green onions, I chopped some fresh cilantro and added while cooking. Also added some white wine and omitted the sugar and hot sauce. The rotel's and creole seasoning gave it just the right amount of zip. This is better "over" rice, but since I had to do the pot luck thing, I cooked the rice and added it until I had almost a gumbo consistancy.
    This was amazing!!! I read most of the reviews and added a few things like the garlic and heavy cream. I have never made anything like this before and don't know why! It was so easy to do and tasted fantastic!
     I did not use a crockpot, just cooked in a large dutch oven on the stove.
     Would reccomend using stewed tomatoes and topping the dish with fresh green onions like Paula did on the show. I can't wait to make it again with chicken instead of shrimp! Thank You Miss Paula!
    Loved this dish as my first crock pot meal! I added more shrimp and omitted the tabasco in the main dish but added it to my bowl when served so my kids would eat it too. Everyone loved it! My husband gave it 4 stars and when I asked what would make it 5 stars he said: "If it were ribs!" Guess he loves ribs a bit more! I gave it four stars only because I added more shrimp. Thank you Paula!
    Way too hot and my husband and I eat jalapenos. I had to throw it out. I would probably be fine without the tabosco sauce. I thought the sugar was a bit much also.
    Very simple to make and delicious!
    My whole family loved this even my picky five year old.
    This was very tasty! When i tasted the sauce periodically during the 3 hour cook time, It didn't taste half as delicious as when i put the dish together completely. The final dish is delicious! I will definitely make this again.
    This recipe is a keeper! I doubled the recipe for a quick supper between shows during a weekend of Shakespeare productions. What a treat for my guests, it was so easy to finish off the shrimp while the rice cooked. I used San Luis hot sauce which gave the dish a wonderful kick. Excellent!
    My husband and I loved, loved, loved this recipe. I added my own seasonings and it was yummy. Can"t imagine what the others did who didn't"t enjoy it!!!!
    I'm not sure of what some of you did wrong, but this dish was excellent! Keep in my mind that you can add your own sesonings. Very tasy Paula!
    My husband and I loved this recipe!! I added 2.5 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning and extra hot sauce and it was great!!
    I will be making this often! It was easy, delicious and no-fuss. I sort of slacked on the hot sauce, cutting it back to 1 teaspoon, next time I'll add the whole amount. I also added some bay scallops as I only had a 12oz pkg of frozen jumbo shrimp. Wow.. it was incredible.
    Awesome recipe. Have made it several times and we love it. Every now and again I add some smoked turkey sausage for some extra flavor. Not only good tasting but good for you too!
    Did not care for this recipe at all. Expected a good southern recipe with flare but got a plain shrimp with tomato sauce on rice. Only reason I gave it one star instead of 0 is because we will not be throwing it in the trash. Very disappointed
    This recipe was great!! With a house full of picky eaters this worked for everyone. I used the recommended amount of hot sauce and those that wanted more heat added it themselves. Next time I am going to add sausage based on the reviews it only gets better.
    Simple easy recipe for busy weeknight, I did use more seasoning. I also used our favorite kind of hot sauce that has lots of flavor and isn't just hot like tabasco.
    I completely agree with iluvpink. This was very bland. My boyfriend and I kept putting more salt for some type of flavor. But of course I won't give up on Paula, she's amazing, but this dish wasn't.
    My husband and I were so disappointed with this recipe. It was completely bland and boring. I love Paula, but this dish is not a winner.
    Wow, Paula, you make me feel like I can cook from scratch! I did not use a crockpot either. Used my Dutch oven. I used your recipe as a base. Added Creole seasoning, bayleaf. My husband loved it much lighter than jambalya. Froze some of the sauce for a quick week night dinnner.
    Very tasty dish with a few additions. I added Cajun smoked sausage and Gumbo Creole seasoning.
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