Shrimp Creole

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Appears in
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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This is classic lowcountry creole cooking, Caribbean in origin and now a favorite throughout the South. The secret to any good shrimp dish is to not overcook the shrimp. As with the pea cakes, you can flavor the dish to suit your own palate by your choice of herbs.


  • cups long-grain white rice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cups


Cook the rice lowcountry style, so that each grain stands separately. While the rice is cooking, warm the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the onion, peppers, celery, herbs, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook until most of the juice has cooked out