Shrimp Creole Recipe

Shrimp Creole makes an easy and delicious meal. Made of shrimp, spices, onions and peppers, shrimp creole is a family favorite!

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Shrimp Creole has always been one of my favorite suppers since I was a teenager. You know, back in the days of super teased hair that didn’t move in the breeze and rompers in virtually every possible design and color imaginable. Don’t judge – those things were comfortable! The rompers, I mean.

Mama would make her shrimp creole for us on a regular basis. It was always spicy and flavorful and absolutely delicious.

I made it for my family the other night with rave reviews. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t made it for them before now.

They’ve been deprived.

But that all ended when I made a big, steaming pan full of shrimp creole deliciousness.

You really should give it a try soon.

Teased hair not required. Unless you wanna.

Here’s Mama’s Shrimp Creole recipe. I think you’ll love it, too!

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Shrimp Creole Recipe

Shrimp Creole makes an easy and delicious meal. Made of shrimp, spices, onions and peppers, shrimp creole is a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 0
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 12 ounces shrimp cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 28- ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 green pepper sliced


  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen.
  • Add oil to a medium skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Cook onions and celery in oil until tender, but not browned. Add garlic, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and chili powder to the cooked onions and celery and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and green pepper. Cover and simmer for five minutes.


Shrimp Creole is delicious served over cooked rice.

Robyn xo

(Originally published June 2011. Republished February 2015.)

28 comments on “Shrimp Creole Recipe”

  1. already cooked shrimp? or raw? this looks fabulous!

  2. Looks delicious! I might just make this and eat it all myself!

  3. My grandmother used to make this for us all the time too. I miss it.


  4. Is that raw shrimp you’re putting in there? It looks cooked on my monitor. Just want to make sure before I ruin it. 🙂

  5. Teased hair not required? darn

    Love shrimp creole (even though I always have to say it in my best Bubba from Forrest Gump voice) This looks wonderful 🙂

  6. I haven’t had a good creole in a long while…this looks perfect.

  7. YUMMMM, my mom used to make Shrimp Creole, I haven’t had it in years!! Thanks Robyn!

  8. again i discover i am a deprived woman . . . not a single butter bean has passed my lips nor hush puppy and now we can add shrimp creole to the list . . . how in the heck have i survived all these years . . . and for the record, my hair was never jacked-to-Jesus . . . but i did have a pair of white Go-Go boots . . .

  9. I adore shrimp creole! Can’t *wait* to try this recipe!

  10. Wow, that looks incredible!!! I am on a shrimp kick lately – I already made your shrimp lettuce wraps! This looks delicious!

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  13. To freeze and reheat what are the instructions?

  14. Drooling over this right now! Yes, please!

  15. Holy Moly I am seriously all over this!

  16. DELICIOUS! This is such a great recipe!

  17. Whoa this is putting me in the mood to add a little delicious zing to my life—-I love it!!

  18. I haven’t heard of this before, but I love shrimp so I need to give it a try.

  19. Hi, willing to try this recipe. Should I use the the leafy part or the greens for celery?

  20. Delicious, but not 6-8 servings.

  21. I made this last night and it came out really good. I wish the recipe included a picture of what the sauce looks like after 45 minutes of stewing. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you.

  22. Read the April 2015 Consumer’s Report before you purchase shrimp…then only buy shrimp from the US and Canada and not farmed shrimp from Asia. Read the article and you will see why! US and Canadian wild shrimp is best ~ a bit pricier but worth the extra cost when you read about the health risks.

  23. Aldi carries wild caught shrimp from Texas …very reasonable !
    We love this recipe , also add smoked sausage !!

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