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Sautéed Gulf White Shrimp with Jasmine Rice, California Raisins and Spicy Sauce

Yields4 Servings

Raisin Rice
 3 cups chicken stock
 1 cup California raisins
 2 tbsp canola oil
 ¾ cup yellow onion, minced
 1 ½ cups long grain jasmine rice
 Salt; to taste
 1 tbsp butter
Spicy Sauce
 Reserved shrimp shells
 2 Anaheim chiles
 1 cup mirepoix of 1 carrot, 1/4 stalk of leek, 3 sprigs parsley, 1 shallot and 1 clove garlic)
 1 Quart water
 1 heavy cream
 1 yogurt
 32 shrimp (15/20 count); shelled and deveined, shells reserved for sauce
 ¼ cup canola oil
 Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
 ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro; for garnish
Raisin Rice

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Heat chicken stock in a small saucepan. Add raisins and let stand; remove with slotted spon and set aside. Reserve stock. Heat oil in medium saucepan and sauté onions. Add rice, sauté lightly and then reserved stock, add until rice is well coated in liquid. Heat to simmer; add back raisins and salt to taste. Cover tightly and bake at 325°F for 20 minutes. Remove lid; stir in butter, and adjust seasonings as needed. Keep warm.

Spicy Sauce

Shell and devein shrimp. Set shrimp aside and put shrimp shells, chiles, mirepoix ingredients and water into a large pot. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into clean pot, discarding vegetables, etc. Heat and reduce stock to 1/4 cup. To finish sauce, whisk in heavy cream and yogurt; reduce to desired consistency.


Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large sautépan. Add shrimp, one at a time, and cook for 1 minute on each side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

To Serve

Spoon about 1/3 cup Raisin Rice in the center of each of 8 individual serving plates and arrange 4 shrimp on top of each. Spoon about 1/3 cup sauce onto each; sprinkle with cilantro and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 950Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g79%

Saturated Fat 24g120%
Cholesterol 205mg69%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 790mg23%
Total Carbohydrate 98g33%

Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 36g
Protein 24g48%

Calcium 182%
Iron 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.