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Kidney Friendly Shrimp and Fish Creole Style Stew

Shrimp and Fish Creole Style Stew 

Recipe from The Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians’ Kidney Friendly cookbook

Shrimp and Fish Creole Style Stew 

A scrumptious creole shrimp and fish stew recipe, that’s perfect to spice things up.


  • 1 cup white long-grained rice 
  • 7 oz shrimp, frozen, shelled and deveined 
  • ½ lb cod or snapper 
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion 
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper 
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely mined 
  • 1 tbsp margarine, non-hydrogenated 
  • 1 medium diced tomato 
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, no salt added 
  • 2 tsp paprika 
  • ½ tsp white sugar 
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper (optional) 
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1 tbsp corn starch 
  • 2 tbsp water 
  • Black pepper to taste 
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional) 



  1. Partially thaw the shrimp and fish if frozen. 
  2. Cook the rice using the package directions but without adding salt. 
  3. Melt the margarine in a large frying pan or pot, over medium-high heat. 
  4. Add the onion and green peppers to the pan or pot and sauté until tender. 
  5. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, or until fragrant. 
  6. Add the diced tomato, vegetable broth, paprika, sugar, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and bay leaf to the pan or pot. Mix well, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Cut the cod or snapper into bite-sized chunks. Then add the fish and shrimp to the sauce. Cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp turns pink and the fish flakes easily. 
  8. In a small cup, mix the cornstarch and water, then add the liquid to the sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the sauce slightly thickens. 
  9. Season the sauce with black pepper to taste.  
  10. Remove the bay leaf. Serve over the cooked rice and garnish with chopped parsley.  

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 292 KCal
  • Protein: 20.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.6 g
  • Fibre: 2.2 g
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Sodium: 139 mg
  • Phosphorus: 251 mg
  • Potassium: 536 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 5

Serving size: 1/5

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

2.8 protein, 2.9 startch, 1.4 vegetable

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup

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