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Shrimp Sauce Piquante

Shrimp Sauce Piquante


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Water as needed
  • 4 lb. Shrimp


  1. Combine shortening and flour.
  2. Cook on low fire until dark brown, stirring constantly.
  3. Do not burn. Will look glossy. This is roux.
  4. Once roux is made, add all other ingredients (except shrimp) and cook on low fire for approximately 3 hours.
  5. Add shrimp. Simmer until shrimp is done. Shrimp does not take very long to cook.
  6. Serve over cooked rice.

This recipe for Cajun Shrimp Sauce Piquante sauce was sent to us by Johnny, thanks!

Photo credit: jeffreyw. CC BY

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