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Creole Shrimp Remoulade

  • Yield: 4 to 6 appetizer servings


  • 1 large onion, peeled and halved
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid crab boil (preferably Zatarain’s)
  • 1 ½ pounds large gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Creole Remoulade Sauce, for serving
  • Finely sliced fresh chives, for garnish


  • Fill a large saucepan two-thirds full with water and add the onion halves. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. 

    While waiting for the water to come to a boil, to a large bowl add 1 quart of cool water, the salt, the lemon juice and liquid crab boil. Stir to dissolve salt. Add 2 quarts of ice and set the seasoned ice bath aside.

    When the water comes to a boil, add the shrimp and cook just until the water returns to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and allow shrimp to sit in the hot water until just cooked through, about 1 minute longer. Drain the shrimp promptly and transfer them to the ice bath until completely cool. Once cooled, drain the shrimp in a colander and pat them dry. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    When ready to serve, toss the shrimp with a generous amount of the Remoulade Sauce – it should thoroughly coat the shrimp. (Save any remaining Remoulade Sauce for another purpose.*) Serve the shrimp remoulade in chilled bowls, garnished with a sprinkling of chives if desired. 

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