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Summer Shrimp Creole

Summer Shrimp Creole


This light shrimp dinner is fast and easy to prepare, which is perfect for days when you’d rather be outdoors than in the kitchen.
By Nancy Lopez-McHugh

Shrimp Creole

Warmer weather leaves us craving lighter meals. This light shrimp dinner is fast and easy to prepare, which is perfect for days when you’d rather be outdoors than in the kitchen. The recipe was based and inspired by Emeril’s Shrimp Creole.

My recipe uses frozen shrimp because living in a landlocked country that is all that is available. Since the frozen shrimp was pre-cooked all I had to do was thaw it out before dinner time. If you are lucky enough to have fresh shrimp all you need to do is extend the cooking time.

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A perfect recipe for warmer summer days. Inspired and based on Emeril's Shrimp Creole
Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 2-3
  • 400 gm or just over ¾ lb. cooked shrimp
  • 1 medium bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp cayenne, adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp Emiril's Creole Seasoning* I made my own from his recipe
  • 1 cup fish stock or vegetable stock, I used low sodium vegetable
  • 2 tbsp flour
chives to garnish
  • white rice to serve
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot. Saute the onions until soft, then add the celery and saute for 3 minutes. Next add the bell pepper and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for a minute. Add the flour to the vegetables and stir to well combine. Next add the remaining spices, stewed tomatoes, and stock. Stir, cover and simmer under medium low heat for an hour and a half. Check on the pot now and then.
  2. After the hour and a half, taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. If you've added more seasoning continue to simmer for a further 10 minutes. If no additional seasonings were added, add the cooked shrimp to the pot. Allow to simmer for another 3 minutes then turn off heat. Allow to cool before serving over white rice.

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  • Welcome Back!!!!!!! Welcome Back!!!!!!!! I’m glad to see this recipe!!! A few weeks ago I attpemted BBQ shrimp and it was a total FAIL but I will try again using your recipe. Thanks so much I can’t wait to try it!!! BTW your website is Fab!

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