Shrimp Diane

“Steak Diane was a dish made popular in New York in the 1940s. The rich, creamy sauce goes wonderfully with shrimp as well.” – April Ferre

Shrimp Diane

Course: Main Courses – Fish & Seafood


  • 4 Tablespoons Butter Divided
  • 1 1/2 Pounds Medium Shrimp 35 to 40 Count
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Shallots Minced
  • 1/4 Cup Dry Sherry or Vermouth
  • 1/2 Cup Brandy
  • 3/4 Cup Seafood Stock
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 1/2 Pound Uncooked Linguine Cooked
  • Chives Minced


  • Peel and devein shrimp; reserve shells. In a medium saucepan, add shells to seafood stock. Bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes. Discard shells, set enriched stock aside.
  • In a Dutch oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add shrimp and garlic and cook, stirring often, until shrimp are just pink and firm. Do not over cook. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  • Melt remaining butter in pot and add shallots. Cook until soft and aromatic, about 2 minutes. Add the dry sherry and allow it to come to a boil. Reduce the liquid until it is a glaze and the pan is nearly dry.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and quickly add the brandy, the return to heat. Be careful, the brandy may ignite. If it does, cover the pan with 1 minute to put out the flame.
  • Add the seafood stock and bring to a boil. Reduce, stirring often, until it is a thick glaze, about 10 minutes. Add heavy cream and Dijon mustard and stir until well combined. Reduce the heat to low and add Worcestershire sauce and shrimp, stirring to coat. Cook, stirring often until the sauce is bubbling and the shrimp are heat through, about 2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with chives.


  • For Orange Shrimp Diane substitute Grand Marnier for brandy.
  • You can also use a combination of shrimp, scallops, crab and/or lobster, if desired.

2021 Adapted Recipe – April Ferre – Adapted from The Ultimate Shrimp Book by Bruce Weinstein