Shrimp Creole

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

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Pairs Well With
Chardonnay

Rich, buttery white wine

  • Find easy pairings for your favorite recipes, Bobby's perfect picks and party ideas.
Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
4.5 131
I used what i had,,,no tomato sauce, used 2 cups chicken stock instead & 2 cans diced tomatoes. I increased chili power to 1 TBSP, i like spice. Didn't have any sugar. Lots of onion & peppers, celery too. I added a package of Hillshire Farm smoked sausage, cut into moons, added oka and corn. Then followed directions but cooked on stove.....DELISHHHHHHHH!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of our go-to recipes for when it's cold and rainy. Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a hit with my family. Full of flavor and super easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple to make and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loved this even my picky five year old. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I loved this recipe!! I added 2.5 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning and extra hot sauce and it was great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 ........so much lighter than jambalya. Froze some of the sauce for a quick week night dinnner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty dish with a few additions. I added Cajun smoked sausage and Gumbo Creole seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good! Easy to make. Hubby enjoyed it. Spicy but not too much. Easy to double and make for a large group. Spice up the next potluck you're invited too. :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe needs to be doubled and I didn't cook the food in a crock pot. I cooked the sauce first on the stove, added smoked sausage and when the sauce was cooking prepared the shrimp, when was added after several hours of cooking. Refrigerated the food until the evening and reheated at 350 for my dinner group. Everyone enjoyed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy, smelled great and tasted great. Will definitely cook again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! It is on the spicy side & since I like spicy it was not a problem but if you are serving it to guests with less heat tolerance, adjust the hot sauce. I also changed it a bit by skipping the olive oil, cooking 3 slices of bacon & then sauteing the vegetables in the rendered grease. I also crumbled the bacon & sprinkled it on the dish just before serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It wasn't as great as I was expecting for having a 5 star rating. I might make it again, but mainly because I enjoyed the smell of it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! this was awesome, It was very easy to make and I served it with white rice, My Family and friends loved it. something different to make besides chicken or steak all of the time. you should try it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely Delicious!! I'll be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making shrimp creole at home and I really enjoyed it. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was ok the first day, but was excellent the second day. After reading other reviews, I made adjustments, adding garlic, chicken, smoked sausage, and a can of Rotel. Also, I made it all in one pot. I enfused the oil with garlic, then sauteed the shrimp in that oil. After removing and refrigerating the shrimp, I sweated the green peppers, celery, and onions in the same oil. From there I followed the recipe as written except adding the Rotel. Also, I didn't have enough shrimp, so 15 mins before the end, I added some cooked chicken and smoked sausage. At the end, I added the already-cooked shrimp. It was our weekly cook ahead day, so we had a choice of meals for dinner. The flavors in this recipe needed to mingle, so it went into the fridge overnight and it was great the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm really disappointed in this one. I normally LOVE Paula Deen recipes. It was just okay. I will use the base recipe next time but will tweak it. I think it needs a bay leaf, garlic and a little chicken broth. I might add some freshly chopped parsley too. I do love using a crock pot though! Lastly, there's no way this will feed 8 people. I mixed in a cup of rice and it was just enough for 4 adults. We are moderate eaters. Not tiny servings but we aren't 2nds or 3rds kind of people. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. I added smoked sausage too, and everybody ate it, even the picky kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious. I only had a lb. of shrimp, so I added diced cooked chicken to make up the difference. Another winner, Paula--thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super tasty and smells devine! This is a must-make meal, you won't be sorry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for two of the pickiest people I know and they ate it all. I doubled the recipe as I knew if they did like it they would go crazy.......and they did......Easy and so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe! I made it for my husband for Valentine's Day. He loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple. Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved it! Like others, I changed it slightly by using a 15 oz. can of tomato sauce, adding garlic when cooking the veggies, doubled the hot sauce and chili powder, and added some Old Bay seasoning as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best Shrimp Creole recipe i've ever made. Family loved it. I did add alittle more hot sauce and a little more shrimp other than that it was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Exellent item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty!!! I could have added more hot sauce.. it wasnt spicy enough for us. However, easy to make and very delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a good starting point. But I added minced garlic, old bay seasoning and chicken broth (didn't have seafood stock) and a bay leaf. Also, I added a little bit of tomato paste for some body. If I had some wine in the house, I might have joined it. Good recipe, but it needed some "help". item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very very very yummy!!! I used a 10 oz can of mild Rotel, a 15 oz can of tomato sauce, and added more hot sauce. I also cooked it on the stovetop at low heat for 1 1/2 hours. I made it for a dinner party and served it with brown rice. It was a HUGE hit. I will make it again & again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Think it was great! I added some creole seasoning & more tomato sauce. I also just cooked it on a pot instead of the crockpot & it turnrd out fine. Delicious recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was AWESOME!! The only thing I did different was to add more tomatoes and sauce. Everything else I did as follows!! Very simple and very tasty!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so simple to make and it was delicious. Instead of just adding the shrimp at the end I coated the shrimp with some of Emeril's Essence and a little flower and lightly sauteed them in some olive oil which gave them a bit more flavor, then added them to the crock pot on warm. For the hot sauce I used Valentina (my fav). Then topped it with some slightly steam asparagus, it really worked. My wife was impressed and I didn't even make a huge mess in the kitchen like I usually do when I cook :-) The left overs were even better the next day for lunch. Will definitely make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe with a 'kick" to it. I doubled the recipe for four and had a little left over so as most people said, it was small for the servings shown. I made it the day before and it seemed to mellow in the refrigerator and just get better tasting. Recipe is so easy and I will make this again. Sandy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula Deen is helping my marriage. This recipe is one of our favorites, but most importantly my husbands. It's hard for us to find dishes we both agree with but this is one of them. He asks for it on a regular bases and if you knew my husband....he is a picky eater. I follow the recipe exact for the most part, but I do add garlic and some creole seasoning and a bit more hot sauce. For the rice I cook it in chicken broth. Thanks again Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an OK recipe--not as great as I thought it would be given the past comments. We're into savory food and this just didn't cut it considering how long the ingredients spent in the crockpot. Good, but not great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband really liked this. I don't like seafood so I made it just for him. He was telling everyone how good it was item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome!! Second time I've made it and got great response from my family. Not sure what Sarah_611 did differently, but it's so good I double the sauce and freeze it for future meals. Love,love it! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not complete this recipe, because when the sauce was done there was so little and it did not have a very good taste. Rather disappointing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, I use it all the time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight and it was AMAZING!!!! Hubby loved it but too spicy for my little one. All in all, great easy recipe!!\ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this dish several times a year, but it's now become a Christmas Day tradition! It's so easy to prepare, and so spicy and warm-- perfect for a lazy day at home unwrapping presents. It perfect in a slow-cooker, or just on the stove top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a few pounds of fresh shrimp that I just bought here in Paradis, LA; about 20 miles west of New Orleans. Don't be afraid to substitute I'm not saying to flip in a toe nail or two; but use some fresh produce..............Get yourself sum Louisiana Shrimpsisis!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ease up on the hot sauce for the little ones. THis recipe is wonderful and easy. Tried it with chicken last night. Great! Thank you Miss Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this several times and it's always great! The only change I've ever made was not by choice. I had everything on hand except tomato sauce. I did have a can of tomato bisque in the pantry and used that instead. Wow -- extra smooth. II've also used cream of tomato soup and it turned out great. I agree with Connie -- serving 8 people with this would be tough -- it's just enough for the four of us. AND the amount of tabasco is perfect -- just the right amount of spicy. One more tip: I'm on a low-carb diet so last time I made this I served it over spaghetti squash. Honestly it was to die for! Please make this recipe -- you won't be sorry! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed recipe to the T and it turned out great!! My boyfriend said it was one of the best dishes I have ever made, and said he could eat it every week. The small amounts of tabasco and sugar were perfect. Any more and the dish would have been to sweet and to spicy. To make it even more convenient .... I used frozen (uncooked) shrimp for Publix. I served it over whole wheat angel hair pasta. The only thing I disagree with is the number of servings ... if this is served as a meal, there is no way that 8 people can be served. My boyfriend had two good servings and I had one small serving. There was only enough left overs for 1 serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula Dean is phenomenal !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This creole recipe is better than any we've ever had in any restaurant. My husband asks me to make this all the time. It's so easy to assemble and it cooks while I'm out shopping. I substituted a can of stewed tomatoes for the can of tomatoes and add some red pepper flakes for a little extra zing! Terrific. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love how quick and easy this was to make! I doubled everything except the shrimp and added some zucchini. It was absolutely wonderful! Serve over brown rice to make it a lil more healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been branching out with my cooking lately and when I saw your recipe for Shrimp Creole I just had to try it. It was simple to make and my husband was very impressed. It's one of our favorite dishes! Thanks for sharing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unless I misunderstood the recipe, the shrimp wasn't cooked in 3 minutes in the crock pot. I went 15 mins and then another 5 minutes in the microwave until the shrimp were cooked through. Was this a misprint? Maybe 30 minutes? Otherwise, the flavor was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This creole was delicious! Nice and spicy and beautiful to look at. I made the broth the day before my event and reheated the it the day of the party (the next day) and added the shrimp. Got me out of the kitchen much sooner! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just watched the show and it is to be cooked on high for three hours. I am going to give this one a try this weekend. It looks very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Many have posted comments, but no one has answered the question, do you cook this on high or low? The recipe doesn't specify. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not sure how its supposed to taste. I thought it was good. Easy to make in crockpot. My husband ate it for 3 days. Didnt throw any of it away! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula ... no butter.. cant be! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It has been so long since I saw this show--does she cook for 3 hours on high or low? I made this once before when the show aired and it was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great dish. Very easy to make & I love that the ingredients are items that I keep in the pantry. My husband & 2 boys enjoyed it as well. Definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was surprised to learn that tofu goes well in this dish also. I had leftovers of this dish as well as some tofu last night and decided to try them together. Delicious! I also added the green onions this time and it made a real difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an awesome recipe! My husband just recently bought me a new slow cooker and this was the perfect recipe to break it in.....This was an easy recipe to put together and it tasted great....Thanks Paula for another great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay, I'm always skeptical of dishes that are "Creole" or "Cajun" so I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. It kinda reminded me of my favorite dish, etouffee. I used Cayenne pepper instead of chili powder and added some garlic powder to it. I used Red Hot for the hot sauce too. Thank you Miss Paula Dean! Loved it and so did the rest of my "non-Cajun" family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was absolutely delicious. However, we found that the rice took away from the flavor of the shrimp creole so we ended up using thin spaghetti instead. It was amazing! I could have licked the plate. Can't wait to have it again! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll make this recipe again. This is also a good recipe for company. It was very tasty. Thank you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband brought home a lot of shrimp after a recent fishing trip, and I have been looking for recipes to help me use them up! This recipe was perfect for a day when I didn't have a lot of money or time to spend on a meal. I went heavy on the onion, green pepper, and celery, and served it over rice with extra hot sauce and Tony Chachere's on the side. My husband and I both loved this easy, inexpensive, and delicious recipe! Thank you Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very easy and sooooo good. I made it one week end when our 7 year old grandson was over. He said, Grandma, you always make things I have never had and it is good. I went exactly by the recipe and it was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a good recipe! I did find it a little bland,but with more seasoning it was a hit. I love just about allllll of paula's recipes,so keep them coming Paula!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I MADE THIS MEAL AND IT WAS A HIT WITH MY FAMILY. BUT INSTEAD OF CHILI POWDER I USED CAYENNE PEPPER. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the recipe Paula...I cook mine the same way minus the sugar..That being said,yours is the bomb. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my husband and I and we both love it. I added double the onion, green pepper, celery and tomatoe sauce. It does need more heat. I also added sausage to it. I will be making it again. This recipe is going in my recipe binder for future use. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe for creole. My one complaint here is that it's not in any way a one pot dish. It's a three pot dish. One for sweating the trinity, another for the shrimp blend and and third for the rice. item not reviewed by moderator and published

Not what you're looking for? Try:

Shrimp Creole

Recipe courtesy of Patrick and Gina Neely