Creole Shrimp

One of the easiest and best recipes for Shrimp Creole that I have tried. Try this shrimp dish served over rice.

Creole Shrimp Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Creole Shrimp for 2 servings:

  • 3 tablespoons rendered bacon fat
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped stewed tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup tomato sauce
  • 6 tablespoons minced onion
  • 6 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 7 ounces frozen, peeled and deveined shrimp

Creole Shrimp Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook30m
  • Ready In40m

To cook Creole Shrimp, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Creole Shrimp is about 30 minutes , and you can serve your Creole Shrimp within 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Creole Shrimp easily:

  1. 1 Melt bacon fat in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook until browned, stirring constantly to make a brown roux (see Editor's Note). Stir tomatoes, tomato sauce, minced onion, green pepper, parsley, garlic, water, salt and pepper into the roux. Bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp to mixture and cook until the shrimp turn pink, and have turned opaque in the center.


  • Editor's Note
  • Learn more about roux in our article, All About Roux.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 398 calories; 22.5 grams of fat; 30.5 grams of carbohydrates; 20.5 grams of protein; 169 milligrams of cholesterol; 3176 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 21st 2009

    Awesome! Had never taken time to make a real roux before and I think that made all the difference in giving it a rich flavor. Made modifications due to what I had and other reviews: used one ...

  2. Jan 3rd 2006

    Shrimp Creole has always been a mainstay in our southern family. I will have to say that adding the bacon to the mix is what really turns this dish into a gourmet crowd pleaser!We cook the s ...

  3. Jun 6th 2004

    This is a family favorite. I use olive oil instead of bacon fat because I very rarely have that on hand and then as others suggested browned the onionfirst. I also use red,yellow and orange ...

  4. Mar 21st 2003

    I know someone's gonna kick me for this review but this was a near-disaster. Perhaps it's because I scaled this to serve 6 but no one was thrilled with this. I even cooked it longer and adde ...

  5. Apr 6th 2002

    This recipe is really easy to make. I had to add 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp. tabasco to spice it up a little. But great flavor overall.

  6. Feb 7th 2002

    My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this dish with white rice. It turned out perfectly and tastes great. The only thing I did differently is that I sauted the onions, peppers and garlic in a ...

  7. Jan 5th 2002

    This was very good. I added some cayenne pepper and a little bit of hot sauce as well. Very easy to make. Tasted a bit sweet, I guess it was due to the tomatoes.

  8. Mar 18th 2001

    Surprisingly delicious. I added celery and replaced bacon fat with olive oil and bacon bits. It's so easy to make, I can even make this during work week.

  9. Feb 12th 2001

    Very delicious. I used butter instead of bacon fat and it still turned out great. My husband and I have been fighting over the leftovers ever since I made it last night.