Shrimp in Sherry Cream Sauce Recipe -
Shrimp in Sherry Cream Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Shrimp in Sherry Cream Sauce

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"Creamy microwaved shrimp over rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Combine onions and butter in a 2 quart, microwave safe, casserole dish. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH for 20 seconds or until butter melts.
  3. Combine flour, pepper, milk and sherry in a medium mixing bowl; add mushrooms and onion mixture, stir until smooth.
  4. Arrange shrimp around outer edges of the casserole dish. Spoon mushroom mixture into center of casserole. Cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap and microwave at HIGH 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened and shrimp are pink. Stir shrimp and mushroom mixture together. Spoon the mixture over rice. Sprinkle with parsley.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2007

I made lots of changes to this recipe. I didn't use the microwave, and eliminated the green onions and cayenne, though they'd be fabulous. I used baby bella mushrooms- about a cup and used roughly 4 tbs butter in a saucepan, and sauted two garlic cloves, the mushrooms and 1/4 cup of onions in it. Then I added 1/2 cup of sherry. Let that simmer and then added the shrimp. I cooked the shrimp for a couple minutes, removed it, and then added about 1/4 cup of flower and 1/2cup of milk. I think next time I cook it I'll used cornstarch instead. I had to add a bit of salt but it was very tasty. I also served it over instant rice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 08, 2003

This recipe was a waste of two lbs. of shrimp. I doubled it and it was awful. There was no flavor as it did not say to add any seasonings. I would not want to to waste your time over this recipe.

Apr 06, 2010

Kind of bland. I added parmesan cheese and garlic.

Jun 26, 2009

Microwaving is not my idea of "cooking", so I totally re-did this recipe: 1 cup Cooking Sherry 1/2 cup Milk 1/4 cup Milk 1/2 cup Fresh Chives 2 teaspoon Dried Parsley 1 tablespoon Ranch Dressing 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil 2 Tablespoons Butter 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch Salt to taste Melt butter in sauce pan over Medium heat, in separate bowl mix together 1/2 cup Milk, Corn Starch, Sherry and Parlsey. Add to sauce pan, and stir, do not let boil. Add Chives and stir. Once sauce starts to thicken continue to simmer and add ranch and 1/4 cup Milk. Stir to mix well. Add Shrimp and simmer for about 2 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil and stir. Serve Immediatly. This version is really good over Ribbon noddles. I basically re-did it completly though

Jan 07, 2010

I also followed the instructions for cooking on the stovetop, microwaving shrimp just seemed odd to me! I thought the flavor was good but would reduce the amount of flour next time, since my sauce got too thick too quickly.

Jan 26, 2009

Good recipe...after reading the reviews, I used cornstarch, didn't use the microwave but the stove and added the dried mushrooms and peas at the end. Great recipe ... I really liked the flavor the Sherry gave to the sauce.

Dec 27, 2008

I liked the ingredients but found that 1/4 cup of flour was way too much. I also adapted the recipe to make a roux instead of using the microwave. I had gone light on the cayenne and I should have used more, and the sauce needed to be thinner. It is something I will try again.

Jul 23, 2007

I was not impressed with this recipe. I chose to cook the shrimp and sauce mixture on the stove as opposed to the microwave. The sherry and cayenne pepper were very strong and did not taste well together. The only way I would make this again is if substituted the sherry and cayenne pepper for cream of mushroom soup.


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 190 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 623 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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