Spicy Shrimp in Cream Sauce


Shrimp in a spicy cream sauce to be served as an appetizer with hot-baked French bread (for dipping), or over fettuccini (as a not-so-light meal). Fun to prepare in front of guests as a prelude to a nice seafood dinner! Use any hot pepper you like, Cajun seasoning, or even hotter!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 habanero peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon hot chili powder

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • 1 pint heavy cream

  • 1 pinch salt and white pepper to taste

  • 1 French baguette, sliced


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add habanero peppers, and garlic, and fry for a few minutes to release the flavors. Add shrimp, and cook stirring constantly until pink, about 5 minutes. Season with chili powder, salt and pepper, stirring to evenly coat the shrimp. Stir in the cream, and cook over low heat until heated through, but do not allow to boil. Serve hot with bread slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

868 Calories
51g Fat
70g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 868
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 29g 144%
Cholesterol 336mg 112%
Sodium 1002mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 173mg 13%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 455mg 10%

* 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.

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