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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 326.6
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 167.6 mg
  • Sodium: 1,567.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 30.2 g

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Shrimp Creole

Submitted by: WATOGA17

Introduction

My family loves this recipe. Chicken can be substituted for the shrimp. This recipe is simple to make. I use fat free chicken broth to greatly reduce the calories. My family loves this recipe. Chicken can be substituted for the shrimp. This recipe is simple to make. I use fat free chicken broth to greatly reduce the calories.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 Tbsp. olive oil
    2 Medium Onions, chopped
    3 Large Cloves Garlic, minced
    4 Celery Ribs, chopped
    2 Medium Green Bell Peppers, chopped
    6 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
    1/2 tsp. Dried Red Pepper Flakes (or more)
    1/2 tsp. Oregano
    1/2 tsp. Thyme
    6 Cups Chicken Broth (Fat Free will reduce
    calories)
    1 1/2 Lbs. Shrimp, peeled & deveined
    4 Cups Cooked Rice (Brown Rice will increase
    nutritional value)

Directions

Heat oil in large pot. Add vegetables & garlic; saute until veggies soften, about 5 minutes. Add next 4 ingredients; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken broth; bring to boil and cook over medium high heat until thickened, about 30 minutes. Add shrimp; simmer until shrimp are opaque throughout, about 4 minutes.

Serve over rice.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WATOGA17.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome, as good as any I've had in New Orleans restaurants! I did add additional oregano and a little less broth for thickening, and I used vegetable broth since my husband doesn't eat poultry. Loved it and will make it many more times! - 11/12/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (11/13/09)
    Thank you so much for your comments! I'm glad you like it!


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  • This is going to be a staple in my meal plan. it was simple and yummy! - 6/5/12

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  • Can you use vegetable broth instead of chicken
    - 2/12/12

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  • While I was cooking this, the smell made me not so sure I would like it. I loved it though. I cut all ingredients in half and used only 2 1/2 cups for Veg Broth. - 1/5/12

    Reply from WATOGA17 (1/6/12)
    Thank you!


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  • Just made this for dinner and we loved it! Just the right amount of heat balanced with good flavors. You know it's good when the husband says, "add this one to our list". Thank you! - 4/3/11

    Reply from WATOGA17 (4/4/11)
    You're Welcome!


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  • This came out really well--definitely a recipe I will make again. Always happy to find something new and delicious. - 3/24/11

    Reply from WATOGA17 (4/4/11)
    I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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  • I loved this. - 3/1/11

    Reply from WATOGA17 (3/1/11)
    Thank you!


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  • My picky 10-year old loved it, as did we. I lowered the broth by a cup and that helped it to thicken up. Using fat-free and low-fat ingredients didn't make it any less of a fantastic dish. Thanks for sharing! - 9/5/10

    Reply from WATOGA17 (9/6/10)
    I'm so glad you liked it!


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  • Very yummy - my picky eater (13 yr old daughter) LOVED it. I chopped the veggies up pretty small to hide them mwahaha - 6/17/10

    Reply from WATOGA17 (6/17/10)
    Whatever gets those veggies into the kids is great! Glad you enjoyed the recipe.


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  • I made this for my supper, by dividing the ingredients by 8 to get 1 serving size. I had all the ingredients on hand already so that was a plus. Doesn't take 30 minutes to do when making 1 serving. Delicious! Will be adding this one to my favorites list! - 4/14/10

    Reply from WATOGA17 (4/15/10)
    That's great! Thanks.


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  • I am at work and going to make a special trip to the store to cook this tonight.. can't wait & sounds awesome, thanks for sharing! - 2/27/10

    Reply from WATOGA17 (2/27/10)
    I hope you enjoy it!


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  • To add a little more flavour and spice, I doubled the amount of each spice and add some tobasco. Delicious! - 2/19/10

    Reply from WATOGA17 (2/19/10)
    Thank you!


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  • I made this tonight and it was delicious. I will defintely keep this recipe. - 4/10/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (4/12/09)
    Thanks for your comment. I'm really glad that you enjoyed it.


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  • I love shrimp creole I am going to make this one for sure, sounds super yummy. - 4/1/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (4/1/09)
    I hope you enjoy it!


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  • This sounds great. I have frozen scallops I need to use, would that work instead of the shrimp? - 4/1/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (4/1/09)
    I have never tried that, but it sounds good.


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  • My whole family loved it, which is rare. I cut up some chicken, too, so my daughter could have some meat since she doesn't do shrimp. Thanks, Watoga, for helping me make my family agree on something!:) - 3/27/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (3/28/09)
    What a nice compliment! Thank you!


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  • This was extemely easy to make and tasty. I think you could double the oregano, thymne and add some garlic salt or powder. Very tasty overall. - 2/23/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (2/23/09)
    Thank you for trying and commenting on my recipe!


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  • Thanks for the recipe, it was awesome! Everyone LOVED it, I was asked to make it again soon. - 1/23/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (1/23/09)
    Thanks so much!


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  • Yum! The only thing I might do different next time is use 1 cup less of broth to make it thicker. Other than that..... excellent recipe! - 1/17/09

    Reply from WATOGA17 (1/17/09)
    Thanks. Glad you liked it!


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  • Thank you so much for sharing this one. I used vegetable stock, and extra chilies. This one stays on the meal plan fore sure! - 12/30/08

    Reply from WATOGA17 (12/30/08)
    Thanks so much for sharing. I'm glad you enjoyed it!


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  • i spiced it up a bit by doubling the red pepper, adding a tsp of cayanne and using hot thai peppers and double the garlic--makes it a bit more authentic and with considerable kick, but this was great an sooo simple! - 11/24/08

    Reply from WATOGA17 (11/24/08)
    Thank you!


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  • This was fabulous! As a South Louisiana girl, I was wondering how I would cook traditional La dishes without my (delicious, but nothing close to healthy) roux. This is my answer! The only change I made is using vegetable broth instead of the chicken broth. Thanks so much for this recipe - 11/15/08

    Reply from WATOGA17 (11/16/08)
    I am quite flattered to have such a comment from a LA girl! I'm glad you liked it!


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  • This is nothing short of amazing! Thank you soooo much for sharing this! Outstanding! - 11/11/08

    Reply from WATOGA17 (11/16/08)
    Thanks so much!


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  • I have been craving a seafood dish even though I am NOT a seafood fan. I think my body needed it or something. Anyway, I decided on this one. i really wasn't sure what to expect, but I was ASTOUNDED at how good it was! Even my kids ate it. They don't eat anything! We wil make it again. - 10/22/08

    Reply from WATOGA17 (10/22/08)
    I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed the dish!


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  • Made this last night. Fantastic, I loved it. Served with salad and garlic toast for dipping. Yum. I will make again. - 10/7/08

    Reply from WATOGA17 (10/22/08)
    Thanks so much for your comment!


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