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Shrimp a la Newburg

The marriage of a la king and newburg!  Delicious with either shrimp or chicken!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Chicken, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 402kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup green peas partially cooked
  • 4 oz sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 egg yolks slightly beaten
  • 2 cups half-and-half or whole milk--don't use fat-free or reduced fat
  • 3 tbs[ dry white wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups peeled cooked small shrimp* or diced cooked chicken


  • *I used raw shrimp and sauteed it in 1/2 tbs butter until it turned pink. Removed it from the pan and set it aside.
  • Place egg yolks in a small bowl and beat. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add 3 tbs of the butter and melt.
  • Add the mushrooms, peppers and peas. NOTE: I used frozen peas and microwaved on HI for 30 seconds to partially cook. Saute over medium heat until mushrooms begin to brown. Remove from pan and set them aside.
  • Add the remaining 1 tbs of butter to the pan; let it melt. Stir the flour into the butter until you get a smooth lump-free paste, and let cook for about 1 minute (this is a roux).
  • Slowly add the half-and-half while stirring constantly. Cook until slightly thickened. Add the wine and stir.
  • Take about 1/2 cup of the hot cream mixture and stir it into the beaten egg yolks (this is tempering). Add the egg/cream mixture back to the pan while stirring constantly. Cook for 1 minute. Add the salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Add the mushrooms, peppers and peas back to pan. Add the chicken or cooked shrimp. Heat through.
  • Serve in puff pastry cups or over rice.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 334mg | Sodium: 1237mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1395IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 2mg