Spicy Cream Sauce With Shrimp Recipe

Broiled Snapper with Cajun Seasonings
Broiled Snapper with Cajun Seasonings. Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (13)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
289 Calories
18g Fat
20g Carbs
13g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

In a heavy saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat.

Add shrimp and green onions; sauté for about 1 minute, stirring.

Add the flour gradually, stirring constantly. Once all the flour is blended in, gradually stir in the milk, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.

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.

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.