Shrimps à la créole

These shrimps à la créole are very surprising because before I made them I could never imagine that lime (or lemon) can couple well with tomato. The result is very good and this recipe is worth making; moreover it’s very easy and quick to make! So enjoy a dish that’s surprising and tasty!

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In two words:

“A good dream worth always more than a bad possession”.

To Start...

difficulty easy
preparation– 10’
cooking - 10′
serves - 2


  • 10 medium size shrimps (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ onion of medium size
  • 1 medium size clove of garlic
  • ½ red pepper of a big size
  • 100ml of tomato puree
  • 50ml of hot water
  • zest of half a lime (*)
  • juice of half a lime (*)
  • 1 bay leaf of medium size
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 small pili-pili pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of fleur de sel or coarse salt
  • 10 turn mills of Kampot black pepper
  • just a little bit of freshly grated nutmeg


  • Peel and chisel the onion
  • Slice the pepper in vertical slices and then in three
  • Press the garlic or slice it in small dices
  • Peel shrimps and remove their tails, if they are fresh
  • Heat-up a pan
  • Add the onion and stir until its humidity evaporates
  • Add the olive oil and stir in the onion until it becomes a bit brown
  • Add the garlic and stir in with onion
  • Add the red pepper and stir until they lose their crunchiness
  • Add “pili-pili” pepper and stir (**)
  • Ajoutez les crevettes et faites-les revenir ; si elles sont congelées il faut attendre qu’elles décongèlent  dans la poêle et que l’eau s’évapore
  • Add the thyme and the bay leaf and stir again
  • Add the zest of the lime and stir
  • Add the tomato puree and stir again
  • Add the lime juice and stir
  • Grate a bit of nutmeg and stir
  • Add the hot water and stir again
  • Add salt and pepper and stir one last time
  • Cook in low heat until there is no more water
  • Serve with spaghettis or linguines
  • Enjoy!


Recipe Weight Watchers (***)

(*) You can also use a lemon if you don’t have lime, the result is also good; but it’s true that it’s best with lime.

(**) The more you stir in the spices the spicier the food becomes.

(***) I will put you the exact reference as soon as I have access to my book again.

o-o C'est si bon ! o-o

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