You are here: Home » Recipes » Shrimp Creole Shrimp Creole Recipe by American Profile Yield servings A tasty dish for Mardi Gras and year-round. PrintEmail "I like to serve this tasty dish for Mardi Gras. It can be prepared ahead, right up to the addition of the shrimp, so it makes a wonderful party dish. It will serve 8 people." Ingredients 1/4 cup butter or margarine2 onions, chopped1 large green pepper, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced2 stalks celery, sliced thin1/4 cup flour2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes3 tablespoons red wine1 bay leaf2 tablespoons chopped parsley1/2 teaspoon celery seed1/4 teaspoon thyme1/2 cup ketchup1 teaspoon lemon juice1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1/2 teaspoon salt2 pounds raw shrimp, thawed if frozen, and peeled White rice to serve Instructions Melt the butter in a large heavy pot. Cook and stir the onions, green pepper, garlic and celery in the butter until the vegetables are soft. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetable mixture; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes, wine, bay leaf, parsley, celery seed, thyme, ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and salt. Simmer over very low heat, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes. Just before serving, add the shrimp. Simmer until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp. Serve over white rice. – Katherine Christie Wilson, Placitas, N.M.