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.



House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp

Course: Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine: American, seafood, shellfish, Southern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 1225 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Copycat recipes from one of my favorite gulf coast restaurants.


  • 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


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

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
House of Blues Voodoo Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1225 Calories from Fat 855
% Daily Value*
Fat 95g146%
Saturated Fat 59g369%
Cholesterol 386mg129%
Sodium 783mg34%
Potassium 657mg19%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 3720IU74%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 237mg24%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Pam Markland

    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.



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