One of the fondest memories I have of my mother, is her making “Shrimp Creole” for any special occasion that was going on in my house.  I couldn’t find the exact recipe, but this recipe from Pillsbury is pretty darn close!  I remember helping my mother with slicing the onions and chopping the celery like it was yesterday.  Well, back to today, I know Pillsbury will do it justice!

Here is what you’ll need to make Shrimp Creole:

2 lb uncooked medium shrimp in shells, thawed if frozen

1/4 cup butter or margarine

3 medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)

2 medium green bell peppers, finely chopped (2 cups)

2 medium stalks celery, finely chopped (1 cup)

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 cup water

2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

2 dried bay leaves

1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

6 cups hot cooked rice

Ahhhh, memories… Hopefully, this recipe will have the same effect in your household! But first you gotta head over to for the full instructions on how to make this fantastic dish! Enjoy!