Shrimp creole

Shrimp creole

Shrimp creole

Shrimp creole is a dish with French and Cajun influences. It is made by sauteing mushrooms, bell peppers, and green onion in a butter sauce until juicy, then adding cooked dill dill pickles, shrimp, gulf shrimp seasoning, and black pepper. As the shrimp turns pink, the sauce is stirred up and the dish is ready to serve.


Similar to Shrimp Étouffée, but with a tomato based sauce, this saucy Shrimp Creole will transport you to the balcony-lined streets of New Orleans. Note that this dish has kick—if you're not a fan of spice, reduce the cayenne to 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon. As for shrimp, we prefer tail-on (more flavor 😋) but without tails is OK too

Bring the heart of Louisiana right to your own kitchen with this easy Shrimp Creole recipe that takes just 30 minutes to make, all in one pot! It’s healthy and packed with flavor from the perfectly cooked shrimp in spicy creole sauce. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)In a separate large skillet, heat oil. Add shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper, then add prepared sauce to shrimp. Garnish with green onions and serve with rice. (Source:www.delish.com))

If you’ve ever visited New Orleans or Louisiana, you’ve likely noticed Shrimp Creole on a restaurant menu. This popular creole dish is made with tomatoes, shrimp, and the cajun holy trinity of celery, bell pepper, and onion, which is the hallmark of cajun and creole cooking. Celery, bell peppers, and onions are the base of most creole stews, soups, jambalayas, and many cajun main dishes. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com If you’re not afraid of a little spice, and a lot of flavor, I’m betting this will be your new favorite shrimp recipe! Serve it alongside warm Buttermilk Cornbread or Flakey Homemade Biscuits! (Source:tastesbetterfromscratch.com))

If you love Jambalaya, Gumbo, or Shrimp Etouffee, you may be thinking this recipe looks a little familiar as it shares some of the wonderful qualities of each of those southern dishes. Shrimp Creole served with rice (like gumbo), but it’s a little thicker and less soupy (like jambalaya). Shrimp etouffee is also served with rice and shrimp but it’s made with a more gravy-like sauce. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)

The most authentic shrimp creole would be served with Gulf shrimp, but since most of us don’t have access to wild-caught, fresh shrimp from the Gulf Coast, we have to purchase ours at the grocery store. While you can buy shrimp in all varieties (large, medium, small, shell on/off, tail on/off, fresh, frozen, etc.), we recommend buying large, tail-on, un-cooked shrimp for shrimp creole. Once thawed you can remove the shells before cooking in the creole sauce. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com If you live in an area where you can purchase truly fresh shrimp, I’m insanely jealous of you and you should definitely do that. (Source:tastesbetterfromscratch.com))


As for the rest of us, we have the choice of frozen shrimp from the freezer section or thawed shrimp from the seafood counter. I say thawed shrimp because while it looks “fresh,” it was likely shipped to the store in frozen form and thawed for the display. And, it’s likely been thawing for multiple days which makes the frozen stuff seem even more fresh.

That being said, purchase the highest quality frozen shrimp you can! The better the shrimp, the yummier your shrimp creole will be! (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com

To make ahead: The sauce is almost better made ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend. To make ahead, prepare the sauce as instructed but don’t add the shrimp. Refrigerate for 1-2 days and return to pan to simmer before adding shrimp. (Source: tastesbetterfromscratch.com)Catfish creole- add catfish instead of shrimp. (Source:tastesbetterfromscratch.com tTo thaw frozen shrimp, place the bag in the refrigerator overnight or pour the shrimp into a bowl and cover it with ice cold water for about an hour. Drain the shrimp and use paper towels to soak up the water. (Source:astesbetterfromscratch.com)))

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