Creole Shrimp with Polenta
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
What a fun “budget gourmet” meal, packed with phenomenal flavors! The creamy shrimp sauce, with a bit of kick from the Cajun seasoning and crushed red peppers, is perfect over top of the polenta. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) peeled deveined shrimp
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 - cup(s) white cooking wine
  • 1 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 - Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 - cup(s) heavy cream**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - sliced green onions**
  • Garnish: - crushed red pepper**
  • Side: - polenta**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Halve the grape tomatoes.
  2. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and saute the shrimp pieces for 1 minute. Stir in the halved tomatoes, white wine, chicken stock, Cajun seasoning and bring to bubbling. Stir in the heavy cream, until thin sauce forms. Let simmer for 5 to 7 minutes to allow flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook the polenta, as directed.
  4. Prepare the garnish.
  5. Spoon the polenta into serving bowls and top with shrimp and sauce. Garnish with sliced green onions and crushed red pepper.
  6. Serve Creole Shrimp with Polenta and side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Halve 2 pints of grape tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. peeled deveined shrimp
  • Half of the grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • Do NOT add heavy cream to freezer bag.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes. Transfer all of the content from the freezer bag to large skillet or saucepan, start to cook over medium low heat. Once the sauce begins to bubble, swirl in the heavy cream, cover with lid and let simmer on low for 5 to 7 minutes. Cook polenta, as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Creole Shrimp with Polenta

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add to skillet or saucepan and cook over medium low heat. Once the sauce begins to bubble, swirl in the heavy cream, cover with lid and let simmer on low for 5 to 7 minutes. Cook polenta, as directed.
Serve with green onion and crushed red pepper garnish, and side salad.

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