Spicy Cream Sauce With Shrimp Recipe

Broiled Snapper with Cajun Seasonings
Broiled Snapper with Cajun Seasonings. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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This delicious spicy cream sauce with shrimp is a snap to prepare and tastes great over fish or pasta. Shown to the right, below, with red snapper and angel hair pasta.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 to 6 ounces medium to large shrimp (chopped)
  • 3 green onions (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons Creole seasoning (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half (or whole milk)
  • 3 to 4 drops Tabasco (or other hot sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a heavy saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  2. Add shrimp and green onions; sauté for about 1 minute, stirring.
  3. Add the flour gradually, stirring constantly. Once all the flour is blended in, gradually stir in the milk, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  4. Once all the milk has been added, continue to stir and cook over low heat until the sauce thickens; remove from heat and stir in the Tabasco and salt to taste. Blend thoroughly.
  1. Serve as a topping for broiled or grilled mild fish fillets or thin with a little more milk or cream and serve with hot cooked pasta. ​

Serves 2 to 4, depending on use.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 289
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 113 mg
Sodium 620 mg
Carbohydrates 20 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 13 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)