Dive into the flavors of French Guiana with our tantalizing Crevettes Flambées dish. Succulent shrimp sautéed to perfection, then flamboyantly flamed with a dash of local spirits, infusing every bite with a rich depth of flavor. Served with a medley of vibrant vegetables and aromatic herbs, this dish embodies the exotic essence of French Guiana's culinary heritage. Indulge in a symphony of tastes that will transport you to the lush landscapes and diverse culture of this captivating region.


  • 500g large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cognac or brandy
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


1- Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted.

2- Add the minced garlic and chopped shallot to the skillet. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant.

3- Increase the heat to medium-high and add the shrimp to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque.

4- Carefully pour the cognac or brandy into the skillet. Using a long-handled lighter, ignite the alcohol and let it flambe. Be cautious and stand back as the flames may shoot up. Let the flames die down naturally.

5- Once the flames have subsided, add the white wine to the skillet. Allow the alcohol to cook off for another minute, stirring gently to combine the flavors.

6- Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to coat the shrimp evenly with the sauce.

7- Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the Crevettes Flambées to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped parsley.

8- Serve the Crevettes Flambées immediately with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy this festive dish as a delightful appetizer or main course, accompanied by crusty bread or rice to soak up the flavorful sauce. Bon appétit!

Nutritional Values:

Here's an approximate nutritional breakdown for the ingredients used in the French Guiana Crevettes Flambées recipe:

Shrimp (500g):

  • Calories: 444 kcal
  • Protein: 94g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 708mg
  • Sodium: 2130mg
  • Potassium: 680mg

benefits:Excellent source of high-quality protein, low in fat, rich in vitamins and minerals such as selenium, vitamin B12, and iodine.

Butter (3 tablespoons):

  • Calories: 306 kcal
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Fat: 34.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.02g
  • Cholesterol: 92mg
  • Sodium: 274mg
  • Potassium: 9mg

benefits:Provides essential fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K), and adds richness and flavor to dishes.

Garlic (2 cloves):

  • Calories: 8 kcal
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Fat: 0.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.8g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 0.2g

benefits:Contains allicin, a compound with potent medicinal properties, helps boost the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and has antioxidant properties.

Shallot (1 medium):

  • Calories: 17 kcal
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 1.4g

benefits:Low in calories and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. Also adds flavor to dishes.

Cognac or Brandy (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 128 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 7.8g

benefits:Contains antioxidants and may have cardiovascular benefits when consumed in moderation.

Dry White Wine (1/4 cup):

  • Calories: 24 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 0.8g

benefits:Contains antioxidants, may improve heart health, and can contribute to overall well-being in moderation.

Parsley (for garnish):

  • Calories: 1 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.1g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 0g

Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on factors such as specific brands used and serving sizes.


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