Whiskey Shrimp
This Whiskey Shrimp has so many layers of flavour your guests will never guess you whipped it up in less than 30 minutes. You can make your sauce decadent with real cream or healthy with Greek yogurt. 
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1lb large shrimppeeled and deveined
  • 1Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2Tbsps butter
  • 1medium yellow onionchopped
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 1pinch dried thyme
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 1/4cup Scotch Whiskey
  • 1/2cup dry white wine
  • 1/2cup chicken stock
  • 1/4cup whipping creamor substitute no fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2Tbsp parsleychoppped optional
  • 2Tbsps chiveschopped optional
  • 1Tbsp corn starch
  1. Heat oil and butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Sauté onion about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Add thyme, shrimp and salt and pepper. Cook about 3 minutes, stirring. Shrimp should just be turning pink.
  4. Pour scotch whiskey over the shrimp and ignite. Shake the skillet til the flames subside. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  5. Dissolve 1 Tbsp corn starch in just enough of the chicken stock to make a pourable paste. Add white wine and remaining chicken stock to the skillet and boil until reduce by half. This should take 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add the corn starch slurry and stir until well mixed. Add whipping cream (or greek yogurt) and heat through while stirring. Return shrimp to the pan to reheat about 3 minutes more until shrimp is reheated and sauce has thickened.
  7. Transfer shrimp to serving dish with sauce and garnish. Serve over rice or pasta.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Whiskey Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 265mg 88%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Potassium 385mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 10%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.