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Shrimp in Gravy with Homemade Shrimp Stock

Is going to the seafood restaurants for pleasing your taste buds becoming expensive and time consuming ?Here is an easy and tantalizing Shrimp in gravy recipe prepared with Homemade shrimp stock.


10 to 15 medium sized shrimp
2 cups of Homemade shrimp stock
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 tsp white pepper
3/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp thyme
Crumbled Bay leaf, 1
1/3 cup Browned flour
1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 tbsp File powder
1/4 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1/4 cup butter


1. Prepare a Shrimp stock with shrimp shells and heads::
2. Rinse the shrimp shells and heads properly and keep it in stockpot with 4 big cups of water , 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped celery and onion . Now, bring it to a boil on high heat. After sometime, reduce the heat, let simmer for 10 minutes. Again turn the heat to medium and let simmer for another 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool, and strain. The stock would reduce to approx 2 cups.
3. Prepare seasoning::
4. Mix 1/4 tsp White pepper, 3/4 tsp Paprika, 1/4 tsp Thyme, Crumbled Bay leaf 1, 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper , 1/4 tsp Black pepper ,1 tbsp File powder, 1/4 tsp Oregano, 1tsp salt in a small bowl.
5. Prepare main dish::
6. In a preheated, cast iron skillet, add 1/4 cup of butter with the chopped onion, green pepper and celery, stir fry for a minute or so.Next add the seasoning and over medium heat stir it frequently. When it is cooked for 2 to 3 minutes, add the minced garlic, cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. When all the vegetables start forming a greasy crust , add the browned flour. Over medium heat cook it for a minute by continuous stirring. Now, add half of the stock , keep stirring, let all the flavors blend together. Next, add rest of the stock, and let simmer on low flame for 20 to 25 minutes or until you get a semi-gravy like consistency. Lastly, add the shrimps to the gravy, cook for another 5 minutes. Serve it hot over rice. This shrimp gravy will definitely add up new essence to your meal.
Credit: Foodista

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