Diabetic Recipes–Shrimp Creole

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Shrimp Creole


  • 2 Tablespoons corn oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • chopped hot chili pepper (as desired)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 5 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, garlic, chili pepper, and celery and saute until the onion is tender. Do not brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, lime juice, bay leaves, and parsley. Simmer, uncovered, until the sauce is slightly reduced. Remove the bay leaves.
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce and shrimp and cook until the shrimp is done, about 10 minutes. Do not overcook. Serve with hot rice.

Nutrition Information:

Per serving (1 cup): 152 calories (42 calories from fat), 5 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 161 g cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 5 g sugar, 19 g protein

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 2 Very Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat


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