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Shrimp-and-Tasso Gravy

Shrimp-and-Tasso Gravy

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time: 25 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 pound peeled, medium-size raw shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped tasso ham*
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


1. Devein shrimp, if desired. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle barbecue seasoning evenly over shrimp.

2. Sauté shrimp in hot oil in a large skillet over high heat 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet.

3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add tasso ham, and sauté 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in flour. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture is golden brown. Whisk in chicken broth and half-and-half. Bring to a boil. Boil, whisking constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until smooth and thickened. Stir in shrimp and parsley.

*Smoked ham or hot smoked sausage may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Grill Mates Barbecue Seasoning.


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