Cajun Ponchartrain Sauce


My take on the Ponchartrain sauce served at a popular seafood restaurant chain in my town. Although I prefer snapper, it may be ladled over any grilled, blackened, steamed, or pan fried fish. Very elegant and easy! Great idea for a romantic candlelight dinner for two.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 8 fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 8 medium shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • garlic powder to taste

  • black pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons Madeira wine


  1. In a medium saucepan, saute mushrooms in 1 teaspoon butter until tender. Stir in shrimp, and cook until pink. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. In the same saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Slowly mix in cream. Stir in shrimp and mushroom mixture, and season to taste with garlic powder and black pepper. Simmer over very low heat until thick. Just before serving, stir in wine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
35g Fat
4g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 307mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love