5 from 1 vote

Skinny Shrimp Creole Recipe

A simple & delicious shrimp dish made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery and spices
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 350
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon creole or cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until softened about 7 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, creole seasoning, thyme, oregano, pepper, cayenne and bay leaf. Simmer with the skillet partially covered, until the flavors are blended and sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and cook, stirring a few times, until they turn opaque, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaf.
  • To serve, spoon over rice.

Recipe Notes

If the sauce doesn't seem thick enough, you can make a slurry by mixing 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch together and stirring it into the sauce before adding the shrimp.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *9
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Shrimp Creole Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup shrimp and sauce + 1/4 cup rice)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 168mg 56%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 16g
Protein 24g 48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main