Shrimp Creole

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I try to engage Tom in the menu-making process, but he doesn’t really get into it.  It’s pretty rare he request anything specific, so when he does I try to make it. When I was planning out our next few meals, Tom said he wanted something with shrimp. I said OK, but asked what he wanted that wasn’t pasta (since I try to limit pasta to once per week).  He replied, “shrimp creole.” I thought this was kind of odd.  I’ve never seen Tom eat shrimp creole, or even talk about it before. I wondered if he even knew what it was.  But, I went with it.  Of course a couple days later when I told him I was making creole he asked what that was. Errr.

I love creole, but I’ve never made it before. I went in search of an authentic recipe and came across NOLA Cuisine. The shrimp creole had a lengthy list of ingredients, but they were  all very basic ingredients and I had nearly all of them at home, already. Tomatoes aren’t looking all that great right now for me, so I subbed canned tomatoes for the fresh ones in this recipe and adjusted the method slightly, as well as a few other things based on our tastes and what I had around. This tasted great, and I will definitely make it again!

Shrimp Creole

23 thoughts on “Shrimp Creole

  1. Shrimp Creole is a big tradition in my husband’s family. His grandfather has the family recipe, and we always have it at Christmas and at the family beach reunion in the summer. This recipe is different, but looks great- I love all the spices!

  2. Mary Ellen, does he like tomato flavors but not the chunkiness of the tomatoes? If so, I would say you could sub some tomato sauce in place of the diced tomatoes so it’s nice and smooth. I think without any tomato though it wouldn’t be a creole. Maybe if you use the same flavors but then add a little cream at the end and serve it over pasta it might be a nice creole-like shrimp pasta!

  3. This looks great! My husband isn’t really into meal planning either, but if I ask him his opinion, he almost always requests meatloaf!

  4. This looks great! My husband isn’t really into meal planning either, but if I ask him his opinion, he almost always requests meatloaf!

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