Louisiana Shrimp Creole

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Bayou Bliss: Shrimp Creole Delight

Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of Louisiana with this authentic Shrimp Creole recipe. Succulent shrimp simmered in a tomato-based sauce infused with the holy trinity of Creole cuisine – bell peppers, onions, and celery – along with a perfect blend of spices that will transport you straight to the heart of New Orleans

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Louisiana Shrimp Creole

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 50 mins
Cooking Temp: 375  °F Servings: 6 Estimated Cost: 20 Calories: 237
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of Louisiana with this authentic Shrimp Creole recipe. Succulent shrimp simmered in a tomato-based sauce infused with the holy trinity of Creole cuisine – bell peppers, onions, and celery – along with a perfect blend of spices that will transport you straight to the heart of New Orleans.

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Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Sauté onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic until tender.

  3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, Creole seasoning, oregano, basil, and bay leaf. Simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. Add shrimp and cook until opaque, about 5-7 minutes.

  5. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 237kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.9g11%
Cholesterol 172mg58%
Sodium 1081mg46%
Total Carbohydrate 19.8g7%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g17%
Protein 22.61g46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note

  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of hot sauce or Creole seasoning.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Serve over rice or with crusty bread to soak up the flavorful sauce.

Keywords: Shrimp Creole, Cajun, Seafood, Louisiana, New Orleans

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

Yes, frozen shrimp can be used. Just be sure to thaw them completely before adding to the sauce.

Can I substitute the Creole seasoning with something else?

If you don't have Creole seasoning, you can use a combination of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and dried oregano.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, you can substitute the shrimp with firm tofu or your favorite plant-based protein. Use vegetable broth instead of butter to make it vegan.

How can I adjust the spice level?

To make it less spicy, reduce or omit the hot sauce. For more heat, add more hot sauce or cayenne pepper to taste.

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