Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Put a little "boing" in your shrimp. Avery Island, LA is the home of Tabasco Sauce. The "island" is basically sort of a "salt hill" in the wetlands, formed by ancient deposits. A lot of that salt ends up in your Tabasco Sauce, along with some nice ripe red chile peppers and wine vinegar. It's one of my favorites, and this recipe adds a little Tabasco pizazz to your party.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook breaded shrimp in 3 tablespoons butter until browned.
  2. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  3. For the sauce: Saute onion and garlic in the 2 tablespoons butter.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except lemon juice.
  5. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simer for 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup.
  6. Add the lemon juice.
  7. Add shrimp and toss to coat a bit.
  8. Serve as an appetizer.
Most Helpful

My mom used to make this often... big hit. However, we always put it over rice... when I first made this for my fiancee it had quickly became one of his favorite meals!

Andrea F. July 18, 2016

I'm in my 30's and my mother made this all the time when I was a child. She still makes it. :) It is one of those recipes that sticks around in your kitchen and is always a go-to for something tasty. And as another person has mentioned, I do believe it was from the 'old betty crocker cookebook'...which I still have!

carbsrfromhvn May 22, 2011

This is one of my favorite recipes. I got this out of a Betty Crocker cookbook from the '70's. I serve it over rice as was indicated in the cook book.

NMartin629 February 06, 2010