Justin Wilson's Shrimp a La Creole

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"Justin Wilson's recipe, which irreverently, contains no celery. So much for the trinity theory. It's the mint that makes the dish."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (405.4 g)
  • Calories 210.8
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 190.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1119.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.9 g
  • Protein - 23.2 g
  • Calcium - 128.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 36.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Saute onions bell pepper and parsley in oil until the onions become translucent.

Step 2

Stir in the wine, tomatoes, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mint, salt and pepper, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about an hour over low heat or until the tomatoes break down into sauce. Since it simmers for such a long time, you'll want to keep an eye on it so it doesn't cook out all the liquid, which is a common problem if the heat is too high or if the pan lid vents steam.

Step 3

Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp become opaque and not quite "tightly" curled, a few minutes more.

Step 4

Serve with hot cooked rice, cooked noodles, or as an omelet filling.

Tips & Variations

  • Cooked rice, noodles or use as an omelet filling.



The sauce was just right for us with 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. This was a delicious Creole and we will have it again!

review by:
(14 Aug 2013)


Justin Wilson is the BEST!! I garontee he is... This is a wonderful recipe-thanks for posting.

review by:
(4 Aug 2013)