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Southern Shrimp & Bean Recipes

Early May marks the official start of shrimp season in Louisiana. This means weekend one-pot shrimp boils and indulging in the fresh seafood that graces the Gulf. Beans and shrimp have long made the perfect combo, and in the South that means we lay on the creole flavor. We’ve compiled our favorite recipes to kick off the shrimp season right.

Camellia’s Famous New Orleans-Style White Beans & Shrimp

White beans and shrimp are a classic cajun combination, and we dutifully withhold the recipe for some of New Orlean’s finest.

Cafe Reconcile’s White Beans & Shrimp

Cafe Reconcile's White Beans and Shrimp

Festival season is upon us in Louisiana and that means creamy White Beans and Shrimp are on the menu. Cafe Reconcile’s take on it is one of our favorites for many reasons.

Creole Shrimp & Red Bean Tacos

Shrimp covered in Creole seasoning seared in a hot skilled, and a bit of Fresh Mex makes this meal a flavorful taco feast. Cook with Camellia Brand Red Kidney Beans cooked in advance, and the recipe comes together quickly, too.

Garlicky Shrimp & Blackeye Peas

Throughout the South, blackeye peas are popular New Year’s fare for the promise of luck and money (and because they taste so good). Good luck can grace your table all year long with this recipe.

Easy Creole Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya

Creole “red” jambalaya often differs from the Cajun version in that it’s more likely to include shrimp. Loaded with flavor, this version of jambalaya is simple, satisfying and cooks all in one-pot…plus our Jambalaya dinner mix makes it even easier.

Shrimp & Black Bean Skillet Casserole

Use make-ahead black beans, or Instant Pot Black Beans and prep your ingredients ahead of time for a one-pot easy weeknight meal. The combination of shrimp, lime juice, cilantro, and green onions pairs perfectly with black beans and Jasmine rice, and this dish works well served hot or at room-temperature.

Camellia’s Shrimp, Andouille and White Bean Cassoulet

Camellia's Shrimp, Andouille and White Bean Cassoulet

A labor of love, white bean cassoulet is a decadent and delicious way to savor the flavors of Louisiana and is topped off with shrimp.