Shrimp Creole - Camarones a'la Criollo

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"Spicy, saucy, fragrant Cuban shrimp recipe that is sure to please."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (319.1 g)
  • Calories 292.7
  • Total Fat - 18.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 142.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1451.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.7 g
  • Protein - 18.3 g
  • Calcium - 116.7 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Make the Sofrito

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until just fragrant.

Step 2

Add the onions, green peppers, and garlic; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are translucent. De-glaze the sofrito by adding the dry white wine stirring gently.

Step 3

Add the tomato sauce, oregano, and cumin into the pan bring the sauce to a simmer and then reduce the heat to medium-low heat.

Step 4

Add the olives and allow the sauce to simmer gently for about 15 minutes.

Step 5

Add the shrimp and cook in the sauce for 3 to 4 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked through stirring occasionally and flipping the shrimp about halfway through.

Step 6

Serve each portion over brown rice and a generous helping of sauce.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


We both loved this shrimp dish. The flavors went together well. We will definitely be making this again.


review by:
(9 Mar 2021)


Great shrimp dish, FEM! Made a smaller batch and gobbled it all up! Made for SWT2019


review by:
(6 Aug 2019)


My family loved this dish and any dish where my picky 3 year old eats 2 helpings is a definite win, thanks for sharing!


review by:
(26 Jul 2019)