Friday, August 19, 2011

Shrimp Creole Recipe

Shrimp Creole

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium green bell peppers
  • 1 diced onion
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans tomatoes
  • 2 can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp, split down middle
  • 3 c. white rice
Preheat crockpot on high.
Heat olive oil in skillet.  Add peppers, onion and celery and cook until soft.  Add chili powder and cayenne  and cook until caramelized.  Remove from heat and add to crock pot.  Mix in tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
Cook on high for three hours.
Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.
Serve over white rice.

 One of my favorite sodas!  Tastes EXACTLY like an orange dream popsicle.

 I hate peeling shrimp... but Mike is great at it.  :)

Mike was born and raised in Louisiana and loves any food that is Southern.  He has introduced me to a lot of it and I haven't had anything yet that I didn't love.  However, we have never made a creole.  I decided I wanted to try to make it myself.  After doing a bit of research and reading a few different recipes I came up with one of my own.  I knew I wanted to make it in the crock pot as well (so easy!).  This recipe turned out amazing!  It isn't overly spicy but has a nice heat that builds gradually.  The corn bread muffins were the perfect side.  I am already planning on eating the leftovers for lunch today... for sure.  Let me know if you try it!

I'm really excited for this weekend, even though Mike is back at work until Monday.  I am spending some much needed time with a friend and catching up on a few shows (Project Runway and The Glee Project!!!). I am also baking some cupcakes tomorrow... depending on how they turn out I will of  course share the recipe with you!

Hope you have a great Friday.... xoxo :)


  1. I love Southern food. What's not to love when you get an excuse to cook like Paula Deen. While I have a ready supply of it in Mississippi, eventually I'll have to live somewhere not in the South, so I need to learn how to make it. This will be a great start, I'll have to try it.


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