If you have never had New Orleans style seafood, or you have, and crave it, but in a lower fat version, then this bowl of deliciousness is just for you. Perfect recipe if you are fasting and refraining from dairy. From the spicy, to the seasonings, this rich dish is sure to please your palette, while not adding too much fat, and allowing the natural flavors of the shrimp season your dish, while the rosemary and garlic marry to perfection. Your sauce will have a nice “dipping” texture, making it divine to dip those shrimp in once you have peeled them, and don’t forget to get your favorite bread to “sop” up all that flavorful sauce. This recipe is for about 3-4 servings. Here we go……
Step 1- Cook onions with seasonings
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or extra virgin olive oil if you are not fasting)
- 1 1/2 (one and a half) teaspoons Kosher salt
- pinch white pepper
- several twists of fresh cracked black pepper
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- about 8 dashes of your favorite hot sauce
- 3 tablespoons dried rosemary
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- non stick pan
On medium high heat, cook all above ingredients for about 5 minutes.
Step 2- Cook shrimp.
- 3 pounds whole shrimp, head and tail on
- 3 cups water
To your pan, add shrimp and water, and mix gently, and cook until pink, about 5 minutes (or more if needed, until they are pink).
Step 3- Make your sauce.
- 1 cup cold water mixed with 2 heaping tablespoons cornstarch, mixed well (will look like milk)
***Please note: the reason you have to add it to cold water is so that it will dilute better; if you add cornstarch to hot water, it will make lumps in your sauce.
To your pan, add the cornstarch/water mixture. This will thicken your sauce VERY quickly (in less than 5 minutes). Mix around very carefully so your shrimp stay in tact. Let cool for a few minutes. Serve with your favorite bread for dipping. Enjoy !!!! (Make sure to visit my recipe blog for The Pan Toasted Garlic Bread Bites, which would compliment this dish). https://thegrecianneworleanian.com/2014/03/12/the-pan-toasted-garlic-bread-bites/