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Shrimp Creole recipe from Taste of

Brewton Inn Shrimp Creole

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Seafood
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe for making this delicious Shrimp Creole recipe from the Brewton Inn in Charleston, South Carolina. We’ve teamed up with FoodSaver, the #1 Vacuum Sealing System to test out their newest product addition. See the results, and try the recipe. Printable recipe included.



  • 4 Tablespoons Bacon Drippings
  • 2 medium size Onions
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 ½ cups Celery
  • 1 Quart Canned Tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 3 cups Shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Dice the onions, green peppers and celery into small pieces
  2. Place frying pan over medium heat on stove top.
  3. Add the bacon drippings
  4. Add onions
  5. Add green peppers
  6. Add celery
  7. Fry the vegetables in the bacon grease until onions are translucent and tender
  8. Add canned tomatoes
  9. Add sugar
  10. Add tomato paste.
  11. Simmer mixture slowly for about 30 to 45 minutes, until mixture reaches a thick consistency.
  12. Add pepper and salt to taste.
  13. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp. Let simmer until shrimp turn light pink in color.
  14. Serve over cooked rice.
  15. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from the Charleston Receipts Cookbook, published 1950 from recipes collected by the Junior League of Charleston, South Carolina. Page 68.

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