Tomatoes and shrimp cooked up with garlic and onions - this Gulf Coast tradition will have you dreaming of the bayou. This recipe can either be a main dish or a side dish. You can make it as hot as you want, just add more chili powder and hot sauce. Serve over hot rice.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic; cook until tender.

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  • Mix in cornstarch. Stir in stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and red pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in shrimp, and cook for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

192.8 calories; 16.8 g protein; 14.3 g carbohydrates; 156.6 mg cholesterol; 677.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
This was a great "base" recipes for shrimp creole. As one user stated, the sauce just tasted like tomatoes. I used a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes and tomatoe paste for the sauce. I also had to add aaaaaalot of seasoning to the sauce to give it some flavor. I added paprika, extra worsteshire, red pepper flakes, seasoning salt and a healthy amount of old bay. I added these ingredients a little at a time unti the creole was very flavorful and spicy. Also, after peeling the shrimp I added a little salt and pepper and let them marinate in the fridge with hot sauce for about 20 minutes. Overall, this recipe was great, however if you like your food flavorful you'll need to add a lot of seasonings. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
The 2T of cornstarch is too much. Both my husband and I thought the sauce was too thick. I'll try it again with less cornstarch next time. Read More
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385 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
This was a great "base" recipes for shrimp creole. As one user stated, the sauce just tasted like tomatoes. I used a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes and tomatoe paste for the sauce. I also had to add aaaaaalot of seasoning to the sauce to give it some flavor. I added paprika, extra worsteshire, red pepper flakes, seasoning salt and a healthy amount of old bay. I added these ingredients a little at a time unti the creole was very flavorful and spicy. Also, after peeling the shrimp I added a little salt and pepper and let them marinate in the fridge with hot sauce for about 20 minutes. Overall, this recipe was great, however if you like your food flavorful you'll need to add a lot of seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
This was a great "base" recipes for shrimp creole. As one user stated, the sauce just tasted like tomatoes. I used a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes and tomatoe paste for the sauce. I also had to add aaaaaalot of seasoning to the sauce to give it some flavor. I added paprika, extra worsteshire, red pepper flakes, seasoning salt and a healthy amount of old bay. I added these ingredients a little at a time unti the creole was very flavorful and spicy. Also, after peeling the shrimp I added a little salt and pepper and let them marinate in the fridge with hot sauce for about 20 minutes. Overall, this recipe was great, however if you like your food flavorful you'll need to add a lot of seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2006
this is a good, easy recipe and it contains what we old cajuns call the "holy trinity", celery, bell peppers and onions. if you can, only buy shrimp exactly the way they came out of the sea, put the shells and heads in 2 cups of water and boil down until you get about 1/8 of a cup and add it to the mixture, it will add much more shrimp flavor, also, folks outside of the area continue to believe that everything we eat is "hot", when we say "spicy" we mean that our food uses many types of spices, not just chili powder or hot sauce Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
The 2T of cornstarch is too much. Both my husband and I thought the sauce was too thick. I'll try it again with less cornstarch next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious! Since I prefer spicy foods, I took the advice of others and went heavy with Texas Pete hot sauce and chili powder, and also threw in some cayenne and thyme. Also, I omitted the can of tomato sauce, since I was pleased with the consistency after adding everything else. Thanks for an awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe was easy and fairly fast. I followed the recipe as printed but thought there was too much liquid and it needed more hot sauce. I will make it again but with a few changes: more spice (cayenne?) less tomato sauce and chop the vegetables into larger pieces so they don't disappear into the sauce when cooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
EXCELLENT DISH! As fast as it takes to say "chop chop and stir stir " this receipe was done. So fast and easy...and sooooo good. Spicy but not hot (my daughter could even eat it). I added some red bell peppers but is not needed to make the dish. We all give this one two thumbs up! Thanks katrina! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
This is probably my favorite recipe on this website! I've been making this for dinner for years and my family absolutely loves it!! I make it exactly as written and serve over rice. There are never any leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My husband's grandmother came to visit and requested I make or take her out for shrimp creole. She is a VERY hard to please woman and I had never had it let alone made it. I followed this recipe to the T and it was a HUGE hit! She is still raving about it months later. For my husband and I we now add a little more chili powder hot sauce and a bit of cayenne to spice it up but even without the spice it has a super yummy flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2006
This is a great recipe! I've tried shrimp Creole recipes in the past and they never tasted quite right. This was the taste I've never been able to quite touch on until now. I spooned out the kids plates first then loaded the pot with hot pepper for my husband and I. Just right! Thanks!!! Read More
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