Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

a great hot & spicy Louisianna Creole style dish. It a BIG favorite with my family!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan - melt butter, take off heat and stir in flour til no lumps, then return to medium heat stirring approximately 10 minutes until dark (browned).
  2. Stir in celery, and onions, cook 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomato past and stock (mix first in a seperate bowl).
  4. Stir into cooked mix.
  5. Add tomatos, shrimp, and seasonings.
  6. Cover and simmer 20 minutes on medium heat- stir occasionally.
  7. serve with rice.
  8. If you use the crab meat, put it in on the plates at the last minute otherwise it will cook to shreds in the pan.
  9. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

An excellent easy to do dish. I added crab to this and it just enhansed it. Wonderful flavours and tastes. Have enough leftovers for pasta tomorrow. Thanks Lisa.

Tebo September 10, 2002

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet - it is a big go-to dinner for me. I love it as written but now I generally cut back on the cayenne for the picky toddler/preschooler in my house. I generally add some kind of sausage and I don't add the shrimp until about 5 minutes before the end. If I'm in a hurry, I use a frozen cajun-style mirepoix rather than chopping my own veggies.

paxsarah August 28, 2010

Wow, great recipe, and very easy to make (especially since I had my hubby shell the fresh crab and prawns)! I made it almost exactly as the recipe says but I had no white pepper and used canned tomatoes. Still was awesome.

Tamster888 August 16, 2010

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