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Shrimp Victoria Recipe

How to make shrimp Victoria
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp recipe
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 cup shrimp stock can be made with the shells from the shrimp you are using
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion minced finely
  • ½ pound mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • ¼ cup light cream
  • 1 pound shrimp medium sized, peeled and deveined
  • salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Start by heating up the shrimp stock in a medium sized sauce pan. Bring it to a slow boil.
  • While the stock is heating up, you can start preparing the roux (butter and flour) in another pan.
  • Heat up a small sauce pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and then add the four. Using a whisk and stirring continuously, blend the flour and butter together until it forms a smooth, pale blonde roux and reserve.

To Prepare the Sauce

  • Heat a a saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the olive oil and the minced onion. Saute until the onions are translucent, 3 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture and begin to brown.
  • When the stock is boiling, add the reserved roux and stir well to combine. Add this mixture to the onions and mushrooms.
  • Add the sour cream and again stir well to combine.
  • Add the fresh basil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the light cream and continue simmering until the sauce begins to thicken.
    If you want to spice up this dish to give it some pizzazz, now's the time to add a few drops of hot sauce. You could also have some at the table to serve those who like it hot.
  • Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp are pink about three minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve over rice.


Enjoy! RG