El Gaucho's Wicked Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My brother introduced me to this awesome starter. He and his wife raved about El Gaucho's wicked shrimp. I was excited to find the authentic recipe! Recipe form John Broulette, El Gaucho

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat prawns in flour.
  2. Heat clarified butter or vegetable oil on high heat.
  3. Add prawns to saute pan.
  4. Coat with steak seasoning (your favorite store brand like Lawry's or Johnny's will work fine).
  5. Add garlic to pan.
  6. To make the spice mixture, mix cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, red pepper flakes, thyme, rosemary and oregano.
  7. Grind them together in a spice grinder or food processor.
  8. Top prawns with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the spice mixture.
  9. Add white wine, beer and Worcestershire sauce to pan.
  10. Simmer 2-3 minutes until prawns are cooked.
  11. Swirl in butter to finish the sauce.
  12. Serve with a thick rustic bread.


Most Helpful

FAR too overseasoned versus the original. FAR too salty. Becomes almost inedible. WOuld use about 1/2 of the seasoning mix and skip the pre-made steak seasoning. Go lightly on the flouring of the shrimp.

A cook from Detroit May 01, 2009

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