Shrimp Creole

  • Yield : 4 serving plates
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

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Shrimp Creole.Shrimp with vegetables cooked in skillet. tasty Creole recipe.


  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion,peeled and finely chopped
  • 12 scallions,finely chopped
  • 4 shallots,finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic,peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-2 chiles,seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1½ teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 large ripe tomatoes,peeled,seeded and diced
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) dark rum
  • 1 cup (250 ml) fish stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 18 jumbo shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice,plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt,plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


Step 1

Preheat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, scallions, shallots, garlic, chiles, ginger, curry powder and 1 teaspoon of garlic. Cook, stirring, until browned (about 4-5 minutes).

Step 2

Stir in diced tomatoes,1/2 cup of parsley, cilantro, thyme, and bay leaf. Increase heat to high and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in dark rum and bring to a boil.

Step 3

Add fish stock and tomato paste, then reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened and well-flavored(about 10 minutes). Remove bay leaf.

Step 4

In a shallow glass dish, combine shrimp,2 tablespoons of lime juice,1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Toss well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Stir marinated shrimp into the tomato mixture. Gently simmer over low heat, turning occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque(about 3-5 minutes).

Step 6

Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon garlic. Add seasoning and lime juice, to taste. Sprinkle with remaining chopped parsley. Serve shrimp Creole immediately.

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