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South Baltimore Seafood Recipe...

Chesapeake Bay Blue CrabsShrimp Creole

Do-It-Yourself has never tasted so good as with this quick and easy recipe for shrimp creaole, just a bit more "southern" than Maryland - but still an excellent seafood dish. Here's what it takes...


  • 1 ½ cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp snipped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne red pepper
  • 2 bay leaves, crushed
  • 14 – 16 oz fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice


  1. Place butter, onion, celery, green peppers and garlic in a large pan and sauté until tender
  2. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the tomato sauce, parsley, salt, cayenne red pepper, and crushed bay leaves.
  3. Return the pan to heat and reduce the heat to simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  4. Add water if necessary.
  5. Stir in the shrimp and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover the pan and cook over med heat for 10-20 minutes.
  7. It’s done! Now spoon hot rice into a bowl and ladle the Shrimp Creole over the rice.

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June 16, 2019


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