Simple Shrimp Creole

  • Yield: 5 servings


1tablespoon canola oil
1large onion, chopped
1large green bell pepper, chopped
4stalks celery, thinly sliced
2cloves garlic, minced
2cups all-natural chicken broth
1can (26 ounce) diced tomatoes
10ounces frozen corn kernels, thawed
1tablespoon brown sugar
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
-- Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, celery, and garlic and cook until the vegetables soften, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, corn, sugar, and cayenne pepper, bring to a boil, and then simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Bring the mixture back to a boil, add the shrimp, and cook until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD & Liz Weiss, MS, RD Cofounders, Meal Makeover