Shrimp Creole with White Rice Recipe

Shrimp creole
submitted by sumit at


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Lemon1⁄2 , sliced
 Black peppercorns4
 Raw shrimp2 Pound (Shelled And Deveined)
 Bacon slices4
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
 Onion1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Green pepper1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped
 Parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
 Celery1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), thinly sliced
 Tomatoes12 Ounce (1 Lb, 12 Oz)
 Tomato paste6 Ounce
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Red pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
 Bay leaf1
 Dried thyme leaves1⁄2 Teaspoon
 File powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cooked white rice1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 234 Calories from Fat 51

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 181.3 mg

Sodium 473.4 mg19.7%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12.2%

Sugars 7.6 g

Protein 26 g51.8%

Vitamin A 27.2% Vitamin C 70.3%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 25.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In large saucepan bring 1 quart water to boiling.
2. Add lemon slices, black peppercorns and shrimp, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 3 minutes.
3. Drain shrimp reserving 1 cup cooking liquid and in the same saucepan sauté bacon over low heat until crisp.
4. Remove bacon, drain on paper towels and crumble.
5. To the bacon fat, add butter, garlic, onion, green pepper, parsley, celery and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
6. Add reserved shrimp liquid, bacon, tomatoes, tomato paste, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, red pepper, bay leaf and thyme.
7. Bring to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.
8. Just before serving, stir in file powder and shrimp and bring to boiling.
9. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

10. Serve over hot, cooked white rice.

This dish may be made in advance and frozen until ready to use.