Quick and Healthy Shrimp Creole

July 25, 2017

Here's my recipe for a healthy Shrimp Creole for a quick summertime dinner.  Add some cayanne pepper or hot sauce if you like it spicy!



1 Tbsp flour

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 ribs celery, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 medium green pepper, chopped

14.5 oz. diced tomatoes (do not drain)

1 can chicken broth

4 bay leaves

1 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried oregano

salt and pepper

1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (Gulf shrimp are best)

1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Cooked brown rice


  • Heat oil in large skillet.

  • Stir in flour and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.

  • Stir in celery, onion, garlic and green pepper.  

  • Saute 5 minutes.

  • Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, bay leaf and seasonings.

  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.

  • Add shrimp and simmer 10 minutes.

  • Just before serving add parsley and lemon juice.  

  • Serve over rice.










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