Shrimp Creole
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories270Total Fat6.5 gSaturated Fat1 gSodium1,520 mgTotal Carbohydrate25 gDietary Fiber2 gProtein28 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresCanola oil2 teaspoonsSmall white onion, chopped1Green bell pepper, chopped1Garlic cloves, chopped2 Cajun/Creole seasoning *1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon (depending on taste)Crushed red pepper1/8 to 1 teaspoon (depending on taste)Diced tomatoes, undrained28-ounce canUncooked shrimp, peeled, and deveined (thawed, if bought frozen)½ pound
*To reduce sodium content by 600 mg per serving, make a jar of salt-free Creole seasoning by combining 3 teaspoons paprika, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon white pepper, and ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • Directions
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and sauté for 4-6 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  • Reduce heat to medium, and stir in Cajun seasoning, crushed pepper, and tomatoes. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, cover, and simmer for 4-6 minutes, until cooked through.

  • Exchanges
    4.5 vegetables; 3 very lean meats; 1 fat

    Side Suggestions: Brown Rice
    Serve shrimp creole over hot cooked rice. (½ to 1 cup per serving)

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