Meatless During Lent? Shrimp Make the Difference

March 8, 2019

Lent has begun, and until Easter (April 21 this year), many Christians around the world will be abstaining from meat. If meat normally is a significant part of your diet, that sacrifice might seem especially difficult to maintain.

But Wild American Shrimp can make a delicious difference. Seafood dishes, especially those featuring shrimp, are quick and easy to prepare — not to mention shrimp are America’s favorite seafood! Wild American Shrimp get their signature flavor by nature, growing up in the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic.

Enjoy this recipe for Mississippi Gulf Shrimp Diablo, made with Wild American Shrimp. And for more recipes, visit

Mississippi Gulf Shrimp Diablo


2 pounds raw Wild American Shrimp®, peeled and deveined
1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms
1 cup sliced celery
2 teaspoons chives
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons Season-all
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/4 cup brandy, heated
1/2 cup butter
12 cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon tarragon leaves
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons lemon juice


Shrimp Diablo



Melt butter in large skillet. Sauté mushrooms and celery for 3 minutes. Push to one side of skillet. Add raw shrimp and sprinkle with seasonings, which have been mixed together. Sauté the shrimp, stirring 2 minutes. Add lemon juice. Combine shrimp and vegetables. Cover and simmer 5 minutes and transfer to chafing dish. Add tomatoes the last few minutes of cooking. Just before serving, flame with heated brandy. Nice over rice.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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