Spiced Creole Shrimp with Tomatoes Recipe

Creole Style Shrimp on Rice
Creole Style Shrimp on Rice. Alexandra Grablewski/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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Creole-style vegetables and seasonings flavor this shrimp perfectly and the tomato based sauce makes it a fabulous topping for pasta or rice. As a variation, you can also add about 4 ounces of sliced andouille sausage to the skillet and saute along with the onion mixture. 

This makes a very nice dinner for two, or it can easily be doubled for four family servings.

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What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 large clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 red or green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 rib celery (thinly sliced_
  • 1 14.5-ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 drops Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1 pound shrimp (cleaned, peeled, and deveined)
  • Optional: 2 servings hot cooked pasta or rice

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat.
  2. When the butter is melted and foamy, add the onions, garlic, bell pepper, and celery; saute until tender.
  3. Add tomatoes, wine, Tabasco, and seasonings to the skillet. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the peeled shrimp and cook until they are pink, about 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overcook or the shrimp will be tough.
  1. Serve with hot cooked pasta or rice, if desired.