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Nana's Shrimp Creole

A bowl of shrimp creole on a plate with sliced bread.

Another "No Meat Friday" is coming up!

Shrimp Creole during Lent is another family tradition of ours. It has very few ingredients and is so easy to make! My grandmother, Nana, always made this for us at family gatherings and I absolutely love it!

Serve it over rice with some crusty French bread and enjoy!

Nana’s Shrimp Creole


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cups diced onions

  • 1 cup sliced celery

  • 1 clove of minced garlic

  • 1/4 cup of flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 cup of water

  • 2 cups petite diced canned tomatoes

  • 1 14 oz can of tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

  • 2 cups uncooked shrimp


Sauté onions and celery in olive oil. When translucent and tender, add garlic and sauté for one minute. Add flour, salt, sugar, chili powder and water. Stir until combined. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and vinegar. Bring to a low boil. Add shrimp and stir until shrimp are pink. Serve immediately over hot rice.

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