Shrimp Casino Recipe

ruthanna_gwJanuary 4, 2014

Since GW featured the photo of Shrimp Casino from a past What's for Dinner thread, a number of people have requested the recipe. Although I've made it many times, it's been my interpretation of a favorite dish I used to order in a now closed restaurant and never had a recipe. Here's the closest I can come to the quantities of the ingredients and cooking instructions.

SHRIMP CASINO - 4 servings

1 1/2 lbs. medium or large raw shrimp
4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4" slices
1/2 sweet red or orange pepper, cut into 1/4" squares
2 shallots or half a medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs. minced fresh parsley
1 Tbs. each butter and olive oil
1/2 cup dry white wine
Cooked rice - *

Remove shells and tails from shrimp and with a small sharp knife, cut 3/4 of the way through back side of shrimp. This can be done earlier in the day but keep them refrigerated.

Fry bacon in skillet until cooked through but not too crispy. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Add pepper, shallot or onion, and garlic to bacon fat and saute over medium heat until soft but not brown. Remove with slotted spoon and add to bacon, along with minced parsley. Stir to mix.

Add butter and oil to skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Saute shrimp about a minute on each side; then pour in the wine. Reduce wine by half, while stirring and turning the shrimp. Season to taste with salt and pepper and then dump in the bacon and vegetables and stir into the shrimp.

Serve immediately over hot cooked rice. * - I use an 8 oz. Package of Vigo brand low-sodium yellow rice, cooked according to package directions.

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I DID look for the recipe Ruthanna, so thanks for posting it. I found some clams casino recipes and figured it was something like a clams casino "deconstructed." What fascinates me is that yellow rice. I have to find a good recipe for that, since BF got a 10 LB bag of rice for Christmas from his stepson.

I have all the ingredients too, to make it. Maybe I will do it sometime while I am home in Allentown. Just a week and a half more.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 6:17PM
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Thanks for the recipe, Ruthanna! I love shrimp and can't wait to try this recipe!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 9:18PM
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I thought yellow rice was just white rice with saffron added to the cooking water.

I'd love to make Shrimp Casino, but Kevin won't eat bacon. Would turkey bacon work? I could cook it in duck fat to make up for the lack of pork fat.


    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 5:26PM
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I did it ! It was awesome, my whole family really enjoyed the dish. Thanks much.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:47AM
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That's how I made my yellow rice last night, added saffron to it, just a tad. Boy, it did not taste good. I wonder if saffron goes bad? I didn't think it did.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 1:39PM
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Lars, that would probably work. Many Clams Casino recipes also use oregano, bread crumbs and/ or Parmesan cheese but I didn't detect them in the restaurant dish so didn't use them.

Peterorl, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Lpink, there was recently a saffron thread on here. Edited to add link to it.

Here is a link that might be useful: saffron thread

This post was edited by ruthanna on Sat, Jan 11, 14 at 14:26

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 2:23PM
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Thanks for the recipe, I just made for supper tonight, but forgot to take pic, I don't have shallot and red pepper at home but I don't want to use onion so I replaced with leeks and green pepper, it sure taste good :) , next time I will use red sweet pepper.
And I sauted cooked white rice with minced garlic seasoned with a little salt.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2014 at 6:28PM
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Thanks for posting the recipe Ruthanna, I'm going to give it a try this fortnight :)

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 12:28PM
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