I have a few tips for making tasty shrimp creole. When I make a creole shrimp recipe that calls for sugar, I like to use brown sugar instead of white sugar, I think it gives the recipe a richer, hardier flavor and nice deep color.
I also like to add a just a little heat to the recipe to compliment the sweet flavor. To do this, I sometimes use hot red pepper flakes or a jalapeno pepper. Either of these ingredients will provide just the right amount of warmth for people who like heat without overpowering this shrimp dish.
Finally, I like to experiment with vegetables that aren't typically added to a shrimp creole recipe. Spinach and kale provide nice flavor and color to this dish. So do celery and scallions. I also like to add corn, peas, and even some types of beans for a unique twist to the classic creole recipe.