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Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine Recipe for Two

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.

Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine

 

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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!

 

Learn more about poutine here.

 

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.

 

Sprinkle the shrimp with Old Bay seasoning to taste. Click here 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 here 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 Recipe serves 2
Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
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.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: French Canadian
Keyword: parmesan basil shrimp poutine, shrimp poutine
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 1616 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 1 green onion for garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt & 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 here 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 here 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.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Basil Shrimp Poutine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1616 Calories from Fat 1062
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 118g 182%
Saturated Fat 59g 295%
Cholesterol 556mg 185%
Sodium 3083mg 128%
Potassium 1299mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 81g 27%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 0g
Protein 59g 118%
Vitamin A 43.6%
Vitamin C 27.3%
Calcium 107.8%
Iron 35.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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. This recipe makes a great appetizer, impressive lunch, or romantic dinner for two. #shrimp #seafood #poutine #Parmesan #appetizers #DinnerForTwo #LunchForTwo #CookingForTwo #FrenchFries

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