There is always a restaurant rush on Valentine’s Day so I enjoy cooking at home with the understanding that I get to go out to celebrate on another night less crowded.

This Shrimp Creole has been a favorite for many years. I’ve tried several versions, but always go back to this. It’s spicy, easy and can even be made ahead of time.

One new twist I’ve added recently is serving it over creamy polenta or grits instead of fluffy rice. It seems to be a hit either way.

Enjoy Valentine’s Day or every time shrimp is on sale!

Tell Me: What is your favorite easy-to-prepare shrimp dishes?