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2 Spicy Shrimp Recipes – Jambalaya and Creole

Updated on March 13, 2011

Are you a fan of zesty shrimp recipes? Here are two easy to prepare and delicious spicy shrimp recipes that you're sure to enjoy cooking and eating

Simple Recipe for Shrimp Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups of diced canned tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 1 pound of cooked shrimp (peeled)
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice

Preparation Instructions
Place a large saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil and allow to heat. Once the olive oil is hot, place the onion, bell pepper, and garlic into the pan and allow to cook, stirring frequently, until tender. Add flour, salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce to the vegetables in the pan and stir until all ingredients are well blended. Add tomatoes and simmer for five minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir shrimp into vegetable mixture. Gradually add rice, stirring gently. Simmer over low heat until the mixture is hot. That's all there is to it! Serve with crusty French bread and enjoy.

Note: For a meatier dish, you can also stir in cooked smoked sausage, ham, and/or chicken when you add the shrimp.

Easy Recipe for Shrimp Creole

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of chopped garlic
  • 3 cups of diced canned tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Creole seasoning to taste (I use Tony Chachere's)
  • Tabasco sauce to taste (optional)
  • 1 pound of cooked shrimp (peeled)
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice

Preparation Instructions
Place butter in large skillet and melt over medium heat. Add the diced onion, bell pepper and garlic when the butter is melted. Reduce het to low until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, Creole seasoning, optional hot sauce, and tomatoes. Simmer uncovered over low heat for 45 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Spoon over hot cooked white rice in a bowl and serve with crusty French bread.

Note: The flavor of this dish improves the second day, so you may want to prepare it a day ahead of time and refrigerate overnight before serving. It also freezes well, so you may want to make a double or triple batch when you prepare this dish. Don't add rice before refrigerating or freezing. Always spoon Shrimp Creole over freshly cooked hot rice just prior to serving.

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