Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce

Fresh Gulf Shrimp
Fresh Gulf Shrimp

Fresh Gulf shrimp make amazing shrimp recipes. Shrimp is a great start to a delicious appetizer recipe or meal. I am fortunate to live near the Gulf Coast and fresh seafood is a special treat.  The shrimp, crabs, craw-fish, oysters and the wide range of  fish is a bonus when cooking and developing recipes.

It is a luxury that many may afford whether they buy or catch their own seafood. On the coast, we have multiple markets that offer the Gulf’s finest fish and shrimp for your dining pleasure. You may still enjoy our fresh seafood even if you live far away from the coast.

Most markets will ship seafood out-of-state fresh or frozen directly to your door.  No one should have to long for fresh quality shrimp or seafood, ever. Alabama Gulf Seafood  has a great web site that details how to find, catch, cook and see Alabama seafood.

Fishing buddies for life
Fishing buddies for life Photo Credit Alton Powell

On occasion, I have had the pleasure of fishing in Gulf waters off shore  and loved it. Being a guest on a charter boat is  always  exciting. There is nothing like a fresh catch whipped into a great recipe on board. A fish  that was recently swimming turned into a ceviche recipe before your eyes is “as good as it gets”. Add this to your list, it will get no fresher than that.

There is nothing like dragging in a big ‘ole fish. I am not a fan of the entire bait process but it is hard to fish without bait. The next time you’re in the area, charter a boat and  experience the joy. You not be disappointed, unless you’re a “lilly-livered-land-lubber”.

If your lucky enough to own a boat then you know what it is like to wander on the Gulf waters, as you please. Perhaps it helps to have “coördinates of fishing honey holes” or a great charter captain so that you always find and catch fish.

The Gulf is a great big place and fish know where to hide. Finding and catching fish is part of the challenge.  Sometimes it is hard to find a “mess of fish”. Find a local market and place your order. Fish and shrimp are plentiful and easy to manage for transport or preserving to cook your favorite fish and shrimp recipes.

Venice Marina with Grill-Mans Catch
Venice Marina

Forrest Gump on Shrimp Recipes

Who could say it better than Gump? Forrest Gump said, ” Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. Dey’s uh shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep-fried, stir fried, There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. ”

Shout out to Alexa for Light Jazz, it has been a long day and I need to start my shrimp recipe in a rich sauce.

 

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Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce
Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce
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Fresh Gulf shrimp are the star of this shrimp recipe. This shrimp recipe dish is great whether you serve it as an appetizer with french bread or toast points. The Shrimp recipe will pair with a plate of pasta and a salad for a great lunch or dinner. A glass of Viognier will pair well with this shrimp recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce
Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Fresh Gulf shrimp are the star of this shrimp recipe. This shrimp recipe dish is great whether you serve it as an appetizer with french bread or toast points. The Shrimp recipe will pair with a plate of pasta and a salad for a great lunch or dinner. A glass of Viognier will pair well with this shrimp recipe.
Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
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Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, on medium heat pan for one minute. Add olive oil, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and cook until tender. Stir constantly. Add in spices and stir well. Move contents to another container and set aside.
    ShrimpRecipe in Rich Sauce
  2. In same pan on medium low add butter and flour. Stir constantly while ingredients get to know each other.
    Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce
  3. Keep stirring butter and flour mixture. It will darken as the ingredients heat. Once the color has turned a cafe au lait it should be thicker.
    Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce
  4. Stir in the cream and water to this mixture and allow to simmer for a minute. Add in the shrimp and cook until tender which is about 3-5 minutes. Do not overcook.
    Shrimp Recipe Rich Sauce in process
  5. Taste the mixture to adjust the salt, pepper and cayenne for your crew. My crew likes the heat. Add in the parmesan cheese and stir. Garnish with Parsley. As an appetizer, this will serve well with French Bread, Toast Points or crackers. Grill Man also liked it with Doritos.
    Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce
  6. Lagniappe: For lunch this will serve well on a bed of pasta with a salad. Prepare pasta per the package directions.
    Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce

Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Copyright 2016-2018 by Mimi

2 thoughts on “Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce”

  1. How many eggs for the Spicy Sausage pie? I see the recipe but am I missing the amount of eggs! I want to make this! Sounds great and I like to have something like this in the freezer for company! Thank you!

    1. Thank you for the save! I have edited the recipe for the egg pies! My eyes are obviously tired. Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by.

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