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This Creamy Creole Salmon with Shrimp recipe brings the vibrant flavors of the Gulf Coast straight to your kitchen. Combining tender salmon and shrimp with a rich, creamy sauce. The Creole seasoning adds just the right amount of spice, enhancing the dish with its robust blend of herbs and spices for an authentic Louisiana flavor.

Creole food is a distinctive and flavorful cuisine that originates from the Louisiana region, especially New Orleans. It combines elements of French, Spanish, African and Native American cooking, creating a unique and rich culinary tradition.

Top view of a non-stick pan of three seared salmon filets topped with a creamy Creole sauce with shrimp.

Why You Should Make This Creamy Creole Salmon with Shrimp

  • Quick and Easy: Perfect for busy weeknights, this Creole recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes.
  • Flavorful: The combination of Creole spices, fresh seafood and creamy sauce offers a taste explosion.
  • Versatile: This easy salmon recipe can be paired with various sides, and customized to your taste preferences.
  • Impressive: A restaurant-quality dish that will wow your family and friends.

Ingredients

  • Salmon: Easily substitute with your favorite fish, such as trout or cod, or even chicken for a different protein option.
  • Shrimp: Using fresh shrimp is best. However, if you must use frozen, be sure to thaw properly. Also, feel free to leave the shrimp out of the recipe, if so desired. You can also substitute the shrimp with scallops or crabmeat.
  • Cooked Rice: You can use grits, quinoa, couscous or cauliflower rice for a low-carb alternative.
  • Bell Peppers: Any color bell pepper can be used.
  • Chicken Stock: Vegetable stock or seafood stock can be used, or even water with a bouillon cube.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Half-and-half, evaporated milk or a dairy-free cream like coconut milk or almond milk can be substituted.
  • Creole Seasoning: If unavailable, mix paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme to create a homemade blend.
  • Diced Tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes are best. However, you can substitute with diced, canned tomatoes.

How to Prepare Creamy Creole Salmon with Shrimp

This Creamy Creole Salmon with Shrimp recipe is incredibly easy to prepare, and to ensure a smooth cooking process, have all your ingredients chopped and prepped before you start cooking.

  1. Season both the salmon and shrimp. Reserve the shrimp in the fridge.
  2. Sear the salmon on one side for about 4-5 minutes. Flip. Sear for another 2-3 minutes. Remove the salmon and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the butter, bell peppers, onion, celery and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock and heavy cream. Stir in the Creole seasoning and paprika. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  5. Turn down the heat. Add the shrimp and diced tomatoes. Cook just until the shrimp are no longer translucent (about 2 minutes).
  6. Add the salmon back to the pan with parsley. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and allow it to heat through for a minute.
  7. Serve the salmon and shrimp over steamed rice or grits.

How to Serve and Store

As an alternative to steamed rice, easily pair this Creamy Creole Salmon with Shrimp with any of the following:

  • Grits: For a more traditional pairing, serve this Louisiana favorite with creamy or cheesy grits.
  • Quinoa: A protein-packed grain that provides a nutty flavor and a slightly crunchy texture.
  • Couscous: A quick-cooking grain that soaks up the creamy sauce beautifully.
  • Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes offer a comforting and filling side.
  • Polenta: Soft and creamy polenta pairs well with the flavors of Creole salmon and shrimp.
  • Zucchini Noodles: A low-carb alternative that adds a fresh, crisp texture.
  • Pasta: Any type of pasta, such as linguine, fettuccine, or penne, can be used to soak up the delicious sauce.

Storing Leftovers:

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Gently reheat in a pan over low heat, adding a splash of cream or chicken stock if the sauce has thickened too much.
  • For longer storage, you can freeze the cooked salmon and shrimp in the sauce for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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Top view of a non-stick pan of three seared salmon filets topped with a creamy Creole sauce with shrimp.

Creamy Creole Salmon with Shrimp


Description

This Creamy Creole Salmon with Shrimp recipe brings the vibrant flavors of the Gulf Coast straight to your kitchen. The Creole seasoning adds just the right amount of spice, enhancing the dish with its robust blend of herbs and spices for an authentic Louisiana flavor.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4, 5-6 ounce salmon filets (skin-off)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, for serving
  • 1012 peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 23 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pat the salmon dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Season the shrimp with a touch of salt and pepper and reserve the shrimp in the fridge.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Sear the salmon on one side for about 4-5 minutes. Flip and continue searing for another 2-3 minutes. Remove the salmon from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the butter. Once melted, add the bell peppers, onion, celery and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until softened.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock and heavy cream. Stir in the Creole seasoning and paprika.
  5. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  6. Turn down the heat. Add the shrimp and diced tomatoes. Cook just until the shrimp are no longer translucent (about 2 minutes).
  7. Add the salmon back to the pan, along with fresh parsley. Spoon the sauce over the salmon and allow it to heat through for a minute.
  8. Serve the salmon and shrimp over steamed rice or grits, garnished with fresh parsley.
  9. ENJOY!
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Notes

  • Chop all vegetables and measure out spices and liquids before you start cooking to streamline the process.
  • Ensure the salmon is are patted dry to achieve a better sear.
  • Don’t skimp on seasoning the salmon and shrimp with salt and pepper for enhanced flavor.
  • Use medium-high heat to get a nice sear on the salmon, creating a flavorful crust.
  • Use a pan that’s large enough to sear the salmon, without overcrowding.
  • Feel free to use any color of bell peppers (I used a combination of green and red).
  • Fresh garlic, parsley and vegetables will provide the best flavor.
  • Stir frequently to prevent the cream from scorching and ensure a smooth sauce.
  • Add the shrimp towards the end of cooking to avoid overcooking and resulting in a rubbery texture.
  • Taste the sauce before adding the salmon back in, and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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