House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp Copycat Recipe

Try this House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp Copycat Recipe for a super easy totally addictive appetizer or potluck dish. Serve with cornbread or crusty bread to soak-up all the yummy sauce.


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House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 1225kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Copycat recipes from one of my favorite gulf coast restaurants.
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  • 1/2 tablespoon each dried basil and dried oregano
  • Corn bread - see note
  • 1/4 teaspoon each finely ground black pepper and cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
  • 5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 2 1/2 bay leaves
  • 6 medium to large peeled - deveined shrimp, with tail left on
  • 3 3/4 cups Dark Lager beer
  • Cut chives
  • 1/2 tablespoon shrimp base
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 16 ounces heavy cream


  • In a large saucepot, combine beer, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, cayenne pepper, basil, oregano, shrimp base, sugar, and cream.
  • Let the mixture simmer until the mixture begins to thicken and will coat the back of a spoon.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper to taste and sauté in oil.
  • Ladle 4 ounces of the simmered sauce into the pan.
  • When the mixture begins to thicken, add 1 ounce of butter to the pan.
  • Add tomatoes.


To serve, cut a wedge of cornbread in half. Place bottom half in a shallow serving bowl and top with shrimp and some of the sauce. Add chives. Place the remaining wedge of cornbread on top and garnish with rosemary.
***To make a larger batch just change the number of servings and the recipe will recalculate ingredient list for you.


Calories: 1225kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Cholesterol: 386mg | Sodium: 783mg | Potassium: 657mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 3720IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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  1. Pam Markland
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    Where can I find shrimp base?

    • Kelly D

      Hi Pam,

      You can find shrimp base in most grocery stores in either the Mexican food section, the Cajun/Creole section or near chicken broth and bouillon cubes.

      • Channing

        Go to your local restaurant ask to show speak to the Chef ask him if he has any or if he can order you some. U can go to sams club or Costco

      • Anne

        Is shrimp base the same as the shrimp paste used in Asian recipes?

        • Kelly DiMascio

          No, shrimp base is fermented. Shrimp base is like a bouillon for shrimp/seafood stock. Prepared, this base has the pleasant flavor and aroma characteristic of shrimp stock.

  2. Pat

    What is the stuff in the middle? Looks maybe like some grits? Recipe?

    • Kelly DiMascio

      They are white cheddar cheese grits. I’ll try to post my recipe soon.

  3. Martha

    Amazing recipe. Easy to follow and so good.

  4. Charlie

    Love this voodoo shrimp. Much easier than the other voodoo shrimp recipes I found online. Tastes awesome.

  5. Wendy

    This is just like the real thing. thanks for sharing the “secret”!

  6. Don

    I never had House of Blues VooDoo Shrimp but this recipe is delicious!



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