Louisiana Creole Gumbo's shrimp creole recipe

- Louisiana Creole Gumbo is a restaurant in Detroit that specializes in authentic New Orleans cooking, such as gumbo and jambalaya. They're opening up another location in Detroit and joined us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to give us a sample of their food. You can get their recipe for shrimp creole below.


  • 2051 Gratiot Avenue in Detroit (original location)
  • 13505 Seven Mile Road in Detroit (new location)

For more information, visit www.detroitgumbo.com.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced green bell peppers
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp

Preheat crock pot on high.
In fry pan or heavy bottomed pan, gently heat olive oil.
Add celery, onions and peppers. Cook until softened.
Add chili powder and saute until caramelized.  Remove from heat and pour into crock pot.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, hot sauce, Worcestershire, white sugar, salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 3 hours.
Add shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes or until they are bright pink.
Serve over rice. Top with chopped green onions.

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