Easy shrimp creole recipe to spice up your dinner routine

This simple shrimp creole is the perfect recipe to get you out of your dinner rut. The opposite of boring, it’s loaded with spices, garlic and hot sauce. It uses pantry staples including canned tomatoes and rice and doesn’t take very long to prepare.

Easy shrimp creole recipe

Serves: 4

Hands On Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10-ounce) can whole tomatoes in juice, crushed by hand
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning, such as we used Zatarain’s
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Louisiana brand
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Thinly sliced ​​scallions, green part only, for serving
  • Cooked rice, for serving


In a cast iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the onion, pepper, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions turn translucent, 5 to 7 minutes

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