Saucy Shrimp and Vegetables

shrimp, shellfish, main course, recipe

2015 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 3rd Place! 

Johanna, from Bancroft, thinks this recipe is delicious. Change up your routine and serve this unique dish over mashed squash or sweet potato. Rice is great to sop up the sauce with the shrimp. 

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


  1. Thaw shrimp on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator, in a container large enough to hold any juices that might leak out.
  2. If rinsing shrimp, thoroughly clean sink and countertop with hot soapy water, paying special attention to areas that may have been splashed. After cleaning, follow up with a sanitizing solution of 1 tsp (5 mL) unscented household bleach to 3 cups (750 mL) water, mixed in a labelled spray bottled. Apply then rinse well. 
  3. Put leftovers away within 2 hours or sooner if they are in a warm location. Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 74°C (165°F). Discard uneaten leftovers after they have been reheated.  



1 pkg (227 g)


1 medium


2 stalks


1 large


2 cloves

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp (20 mL)

Canola oil 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
Hot pepper flakes

1/4 tsp (1 mL)

Salt and fresh ground pepper

A pinch each

All purpose flour

1 Tbsp (15 mL)

Reduced sodium vegetable or chicken broth

1 cup (250 mL)

Large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (thawed)

1 lb (454 g)



  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.      
  2. Gently rinse mushrooms, onion, celery, garlic and parsley under cool running water. Scrub carrot with a clean vegetable brush under cool running water.  Slice mushrooms and place in a large bowl. Dice onions, celery and carrot; add to bowl. Mince garlic; add to bowl. Chop parsley; add to bowl.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet heat oil over medium heat. Cook all vegetables in bowl, hot pepper flakes, salt and pepper for about 8 minutes or until liquid evaporates and vegetables start to become golden.
  4. Stir in flour until absorbed. Add broth and bring to a simmer, stirring.
  5. Stir in shrimp and cook, stirring gently for about 5 minutes. Cook until the internal temperature of the shrimp reaches 74 ºC (165ºF) on a digital food thermometer.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 201 kcal

Protein: 28 g

Fat: 5 g

Carbohydrate: 11 g

Fibre: 2 g

Sodium: 426 mg

Last Update – March 26, 2024

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