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Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine Recipe for Two

Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine

Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine is delicious and satisfying! Crispy fried seasoned French fries are topped with Old Bay seasoned shrimp, creamy Parmesan basil sauce, melted cheese curds, and diced green onions and served in individual dishes. 

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I will just warn you right now, this is NOT diet food! This recipe makes a great appetizer, impressive lunch, or romantic dinner for two.

So, what is poutine? Poutine is a French-Canadian classic dish of French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. Life is complete!

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How to make Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine:

Dice the green onion and set aside.

Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium low, about 15 minutes, until cream is reduced by half.

heavy cream simmering in a sauce pan

Stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and keep warm while you prepare the shrimp and fries.

parmesan basil sauce in a sauce pan

Heat the oil in a high sided pan on medium-high heat or a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C).

Deep fry the French fries about 5 minutes until crisp. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.

seasoned french fries deep frying in a pan

Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with paper towel.

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Sprinkle the shrimp with Old Bay seasoning to taste. Click for Old Bay Seasoning.

raw shrimp sprinkled with old bay seasoning

Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter until melted.

Cook the shrimp, stirring often, until pink and opaque, about 5 minutes and drain.

Place the French fries in two 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes, divided evenly. Click for 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes.

crispy seasoned fries in two baking dishes

Top the fries with the shrimp, divided evenly.

seasoned fries and shrimp in baking dishes

Pour the cream sauce over the shrimp, divided evenly.

seasoned fries, shrimp, and parmesan basil sauce in baking dishes

Sprinkle in the cheese curds and green onion if desired.

cheese curds on top of shrimp, fries, sauce and green onions

Broil for 3 – 5 minutes until cheese curds are melted. Serve on trivets or pot holders to protect tables or counter tops.

Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine Recipe for Two

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Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine

Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine

Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine is delicious and satisfying! Crispy fried seasoned French fries are topped with Old Bay seasoned shrimp, creamy Parmesan basil sauce, melted cheese curds, and diced green onions and served in individual dishes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 green onion (for garnish - optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb shrimp (tails and shells removed, deveined)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Old Bay seasoning, to taste
  • 2 cups seasoned French fries
  • Oil for frying
  • 5 oz cheese curds

Instructions

How to make Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine:

  1. Dice the green onion and set aside.
  2. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and simmer on medium low, about 15 minutes, until cream is reduced by half.
  3. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, basil, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and keep warm while you prepare the shrimp and fries.
  4. Heat the oil in a high sided pan on medium-high heat or a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  5. Deep fry the French fries about 5 minutes until crisp. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.
  6. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with paper towel.
  7. Sprinkle the shrimp with Old Bay seasoning to taste. Click for Old Bay Seasoning.
  8. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the butter until melted.
  9. Cook the shrimp, stirring often, until pink and opaque, about 5 minutes and drain.
  10. Place the French fries in two 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes, divided evenly. Click for 18.6 ounce oven safe baking dishes.
  11. Top the fries with the shrimp, divided evenly.
  12. Pour the cream sauce over the shrimp, divided evenly.
  13. Sprinkle in the cheese curds and green onion if desired.
  14. Broil for 3 – 5 minutes until cheese curds are melted. Serve on trivets or pot holders to protect tables or counter tops.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1616 Saturated Fat: 59g Cholesterol: 556mg Sodium: 3083mg Carbohydrates: 81g Fiber: 11g Protein: 59g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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