easy, peasy shrimp



Once upon a time, my go-to meal for nights that I didn’t want to cook and was super hungry was shrimp in a bechamel sauce over pasta or rice. When Charles discovered that he was having trouble digesting milk, bechamel was out. Shrimp is still my go-to easy meal, but I needed something that was milk free. This is what I came up with. I used ingredients that I always have on hand, so there really is no excuse to not make it. I keep 1 cup portions of fish stock in the freezer, so I always have it on hand. I let it thaw when I am thawing the shrimp. Easy peasy.

easy, peasy shrimp

makes 2 servings


  • 2 servings of shrimp, thawed, peeled, and deveined // I used 31-40 count shrimp, so I used 10 shrimp per person
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large shallot, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sherry
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup fish stock
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • pinch red pepper
  • salt and pepper


  1. Sprinkle old bay seasoning over shrimp and toss to combine.
  2. In a sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Stir to keep from burning. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the garlic and shallots and stir until smooth. Cook and stir for a minute. Pour in sherry and stir rapidly for another minute.
  4. Add in fish stock and stir until smooth. Bring to a simmer, and cook, while stirring, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add in shrimp, and pinch of red pepper. Cook until the shrimp is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  6. Taste for seasonings, and serve immediately.

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