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Spicy Shrimp Creole from Nicole

By May 23, 2020Dinner, Lunch, Recipes


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5 from 2 votes

Spicy Shrimp Creole


  • 1 tsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 4 nitrate-free bacon slices chopped
  • 3 bell peppers various colors chopped
  • 1 large white or yellow onion sliced
  • 4 celery ribs chopped
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsps homemade Cajun seasoning mix
  • 1 14.5 ounce jar organic tomato sauce
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp peeled, deveined, tails on
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsps chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • HOMEMADE CAJUN SEASONING Just mix and store in air tight jar for 6 months
  • 4 Tbsps smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsps dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsps sea salt
  • 2 Tbsps garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp ground white pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp cayenne
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried thyme


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in your bacon and cook until crispy, then remove onto a paper towel lined plate to absorb the excess fat.
  • In that same skillet with a bit of remaining bacon fat sauté your onions, bell peppers, and celery stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes or so. Stir in minced garlic and Cajun seasonings, then continue to cook, stirring for about 1 minute more.
  • Pour in tomato sauce, then reduce your heat to low.
  • Simmer until your sauce thickens, stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes or so.
  • Add in raw shrimp and cook just until pink, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Taste test and adjust seasonings if desired.
  • Sprinkle with crispy bacon and fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve immediately on a bed of brown rice. Or, allow to cool for meal prep.
  • Divide your cooked brown rice equally among 4 meal prep bowls and top with shrimp creole.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  • Enjoy!


  • Vickie says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was so goooooood, I’m so happy I had the opportunity to make it. It was easy to make, it was spicy but delicious all the same. I just want to tell everyone don’t miss out on making this one!! It’s a do over and over and over.

  • Melita Mitchell says:

    5 stars
    FIYAH! This is sooooooo amazingly good! You gotta try it!

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