Cajun Shrimp au Gratin

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  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Dried parsley for garnish


  1. If you are using very large shrimp, halve them.
  2. Sauté onion and celery in butter until wilted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in flour, egg yolks, evaporated milk and Cajun seasoning slowly.
  4. Return to heat and stir continuously until thickened into almost a ball and the butter starts oozing.
  5. Remove from the heat; stir in the shrimp.
  6. Put mixture into small baking dishes.
  7. Combine the butter and breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the middle of the mixture in the baking dishes.
  8. Generously sprinkle with shredded cheddar and top with dried parsley.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-18 minutes until cheese browns and is bubbly.