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Mike's Shrimp Creole & Bayou Swamp Sauce Recipe

Mike's Shrimp Creole & Bayou Swamp Sauce Recipe
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Category : Dinner
Cooking Time : 45 minutes
Serving : 4
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Prepare the ingredients before making Mike's Shrimp Creole & Bayou Swamp Sauce in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Mike's Shrimp Creole & Bayou Swamp Sauce for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Mike's Shrimp Creole & Bayou Swamp Sauce

  • Creole Shrimp - Sausage - Bayou Swamp Sauce & Supplies
  • FOR THE SHRIMP BRINE 3 lb Frozen EX Large Raw Gulf Shrimp [shell in - de-veined - rinsed]
  • 4 tbs Kosher Salt & 3 tbs Granulated Sugar [for the shrimp brine]
  • FOR THE BAYOU SWAMP SAUCE 1 large Lemon [cut in half - reserve half for shrimp boil]
  • 3 stick [4 oz] Quality UNSALTED Butter [like Tillamook]
  • 1 lb Pre-Cooked Smoked Andouille [sliced at angle]
  • 1/3 cup Red Tabasco [+ extra to taste]
  • 1/2 cup Seafood Broth
  • 5 tbsp Jarred Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Each: Creole Seasoning - Cayenne Pepper - Old Bay Seasoning - Paprika - Red Pepper Flakes - Black Pepper - Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Medium White Onion [chopped]
  • 3 large Stalks Celery [with leaves - chopped]
  • 1/4 cup Chives [chopped]
  • 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper [chopped]
  • 1 (12 oz) Bottle Red Tabasco Or Louisiana Hot Sauce [for serving]
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Fresh Parsley & Chives [for plate garnish]
  • 1/3 tsp Lemon Pepper
  • FOR THE KITCHEN EQUIPMENT 1 large Pan With Lid 1 Large Pot With Lid
  • 1 large Plastic Bowl [for brining shrimp]
  • 1 large Strainer
  • Bread
  • FOR THE SOPPING BREAD 2 extra large soft Loaf Artisanal Or French Bread [3" thick sliced]
  • Garlic Butter Mixture
  • FOR THE GARLIC BUTTER SPREAD 2 sticks (4 oz) Unsalted Tillamook Real Butter [room temp]
  • 1/3 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Puréed Garlic
  • 1 dash Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Each: Dried Parsley & Dried Chives
  • 1/2 tsp Each: Italian Seasoning & Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika [sprinkle optional]

How to Make Mike's Shrimp Creole & Bayou Swamp Sauce

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 23 steps you must follow to make Mike's Shrimp Creole & Bayou Swamp Sauce in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • Chef's Note:
  • Step 2
  • Other than the brining process, do not add any additional salt to this dish. The Lemon Pepper, Hot Sauce, Creole and Old Bay Seasonings will each have plenty of sodium within them.
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Add 1 cup hot water, 4 tbs kosher salt and 3 tbs granulated sugar to a plastic bowl. Mix well until completely dissolved.
  • Step 5
  • Place uncooked, frozen shrimp in bowl and add 4 cups of ice to it. Brine should be at 36° - 40° to be effective. Also, add just enough cold water to totally cover shrimp.
  • Step 6
  • Your shrimp are now dethawing and brining in this mixture. This method will plump your shrimp and lend that delectable fresh snap to them we all crave.
  • Step 7
  • Allow shrimp to brine for 2 hours.
  • Step 8
  • Following brine - preheat oven to 350°
  • Step 9
  • Step 10
  • Fine chop bell pepper, celery with leaves, garlic, white onions, chives, parsley and juice half lemon.
  • Step 11
  • Also, slice pre-cooked Andouille Sausage into bite sized pieces at a slant or angle.
  • Step 12
  • In a large pan with tight fitting lid, place all other ingredients [except for shrimp, garnishments other lemon half] and simmer 1/2 hour stirring regularly.
  • Step 13
  • In the last 15 minutes of Step #8, bring your 2nd pot with water and 1/2 squeezed lemon to a very rapid boil. Leave lemon half in pot.
  • Step 14
  • Add shrimp for 3 minutes. Drain shrimp in strainer immediately and quickly run cold water over shrimp to halt the cooking process.
  • Step 15
  • Quickly peel shrimp and add to simmering Bayou Swamp Sauce. Let simmer on low for 2 minutes. Your shrimp will absorb the Creole seasonings as they tighten up. Stir occasionally.
  • Step 16
  • Serve with sides of Tabasco Or Louisiana Hot Sauce and garnish plate with fresh chopped Parsley and Chives.
  • Step 17
  • Chef's Note: Make certain you stir this dish well before serving each bowl. If not, all solid ingredients will sink to the bottom of the sauce pan once motion has stopped. At that point, all the oil from the butter will rise to the top.
  • Step 18
  • Step 19
  • Evenly slice French Bread into 3" thick slices.
  • Step 20
  • Mix all ingredients in the Garlic Butter Seasoning category together very well. Slightly heat in microwave if need be.
  • Step 21
  • Place bread on cookie sheet butter side down. Lightly sprinkle bread slices with Paprika for both color and spice if desired.
  • Step 22
  • Bake 15 minutes at 350° or, until they're crispy and golden brown. Be careful to not over bake.
  • Step 23
  • Enjoy!
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