Cajun Shrimp Creole

Recipe by: R.T. Eby
  • Prep Time:10 min
    Cook Time:50 min
  • Yield:
    4 Servings
  • Level:


Originating in the heart of Louisiana, this Cajun shrimp recipe features an outstanding blend of savory flavors. When served over rice this entree will make your taste buds sizzle.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon, or to taste, worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon, or to taste, hot sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 4 green onions, sliced for garnish


  1. 1. Place a large pot or Dutch oven on a burner and turn the heat to medium high (6 on a scale of 10) then add the olive oil.
  2. 2. After the oil has heated up add the garlic, onions, celery and green bell pepper. Cook until softened (3 to 5 minutes).
  3. 3. Stir in the cayenne pepper and let the mixture caramelize (approximately 10 minutes total for the two steps).
  4. 4. Add the water, tomatoes, Worcestershire, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add more water, if necessary, during this step.
  5. 5. Add shrimp and cook about 4 or 5 more minutes until they are bright pink.
  6. 6. To serve: Place a scoop of fresh-cooked rice in the center of a bowl and ladle the creole over the rice then garnish with green onion.