Recipe: Creole Shrimp

[ 0 ] June 23, 2009 |

1 1/2 cup diced celery

1 1/4 cup chopped onion

3/4 cup chopped bell pepper

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes

1 clove garlic

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

6 drops Peppadew Splash On Sauce

1 lb. shrimp (deveined & shelled)

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

*Slow Cooker (optional)

Combine all ingredients except shrimp. Add ingredients to Slow Cooker and cook for 3 to 4 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low. Add in the shrimp the last hour of cooking. And if you don’t have a Slow Cooker saute celery, onion and bell peppers in 1 tbsp. butter until tender. (Better if left a bit crunchy.) Add remaining ingredients except shrimp. Simmer at least 30 minutes to an hour. Add shrimp simmer 30 minutes more.

*Johnna’s tip: Creole is a style of cooking that originated out of Louisiana. It combines the flavors of French, Mediterranean, Spanish, African and American influences. The best of everything basically is all balled up into one dish in creole cooking. Try this dish over rice or with a side of French bread.

Category: Crock Pot, cultural cooking, seafood

About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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