Delicious Old Bay Prawns in Wine Recipe

Looking for an easy and flavorful seafood recipe that’s sure to impress your dinner guests? Look no further! I present to you my recipe for Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine With a Spicy Cream Dip.

This dish is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy night in with friends or a fancy dinner party. It’s bursting with flavor and has just the right amount of spice to make your taste buds dance. Plus, it’s so easy to make that you’ll wonder why you haven’t been cooking it all along.

In this recipe, we’ll be using juicy shrimp that are cooked to perfection in a garlic and wine sauce with a dash of Old Bay seasoning. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re also going to whip up a delicious spicy cream dip that will take this dish to the next level.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine With a Spicy Cream Dip
Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine With a Spicy Cream Dip

Are you in the mood for a delicious and easy-to-make seafood dish that even the pickiest eaters will love? Look no further than this Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine with a Spicy Cream Dip Recipe!

First off, let me talk about the star of the show – the prawns or shrimp. Whether you prefer bay shrimp or larger prawns, this recipe has got you covered. The addition of Old Bay seasoning gives them a flavor boost that is both savory and slightly spicy. And the pairing with white wine and garlic makes for an unbeatable taste combination.

Now let’s talk about the creamy and spicy dip that accompanies this dish. Made with mayonnaise, cream cheese, and a splash of hot sauce, it’s the perfect counterbalance for the wine sauce on the prawns. The creamy texture brings out the rich flavors of the seafood while the spiciness adds some interest to every bite.

Another great aspect of this recipe is its versatility! You can serve it as an appetizer, main course, or even incorporate it into pasta dishes. And if you’re feeling like having a seafood feast, this dish would pair perfectly with other seafood favorites like crab boils or steamed shrimp.

And here’s the best part- it’s incredibly easy to make! No complicated techniques or exotic ingredients are required here. All you need is a large pan, some simple ingredients like garlic and onion, some fresh prawns or shrimp, and you’re ready to go!

So why not give this recipe a try yourself? Trust me – your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

“A seafood lover’s dream come true”

Here is a list of everything you’ll need to make this delicious Old Bay prawns/shrimp in wine with a spicy cream dip recipe:

For the shrimp:

  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped

For the spicy cream dip:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (Tabasco or other favorite hot chili sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce or tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Make sure to have these ingredients on hand so you can make this flavorful meal.

The Recipe How-To

“Spice up your next meal with Old Bay prawns”

Follow these simple steps for a delicious and easy Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine with a Spicy Cream Dip:


  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp/prawns
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1: In a large pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and olive oil together. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic, stirring until fragrant.

Step 2: Add the prawns to the pan and sprinkle them generously with Old Bay seasoning. Sauté until almost cooked through.

Step 3: Pour in the white wine and lemon juice into the pan. Then, add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly.

Step 4: Take the prawns out of the pan using a slotted spoon when they’re fully cooked through. Make sure to leave the remaining sauce in the pan.

Spicy Cream Dip Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • Dash of hot chili sauce or Tabasco sauce
  • Juice of half a lemon

Step 5: For the spicy cream dip, mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6: Serve your Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine and Spicy Cream Dip on top or on the side of each plate. Enjoy!

This recipe doesn’t require much time, but it still packs a flavor punch!

Substitutions and Variations

“A flavorful and creamy dip to pair with your shrimp”

There are several ways to modify this recipe to suit your preferences. Here are a few suggestions for substitutions and variations:

– Shrimp: You can swap the shrimp with other seafood, such as crab, mussels, or scallops. If you want to make it meaty, try using chicken instead.

– Wine: If you don’t want to use dry white wine, try using vegetable broth or chicken stock instead.

– Old Bay Seasoning: If you don’t have Old Bay Seasoning available in your area, try using Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, or paprika instead.

– Garlic: For a less intense garlic flavor, consider using garlic granules instead of fresh garlic cloves. Alternatively, you can use shallots or onion instead of garlic.

– Cream Dip: You can substitute the mayonnaise in the dip with light cream cheese or Greek yogurt to create a healthier version of the recipe.

– Spicy Dip: If you prefer more heat in your dip, add a few dashes of hot chili sauce or Tabasco sauce. You can also use alternative dipping sauce recipes such as tomato sauce-based cocktail sauce or remoulade sauce.

With these modifications and variations, you can make this recipe your own according to your tastes and creativity. Try experimenting with different combinations until you find your perfect dish.

Serving and Pairing

“Bring the ocean to your kitchen with this dish”

Once you have prepared this delicious recipe of old bay prawns/shrimp in wine with a spicy cream dip, it’s time to pair it with the perfect dish. The garlicky, wine-infused flavor of the shrimp pairs well with many types of cuisines.

For a classic pairing, serve the shrimp with garlic bread or a crusty baguette to soak up all of the flavorful sauce. You could also try some pasta dishes such as shrimp scampi or creamy garlic shrimp pasta for a filling and satisfying meal.

If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, serve the shrimp over a bed of mixed greens as a refreshing salad. Alternatively, you could make some spicy shrimp tacos topped with creamy garlic dip for a tasty twist on a traditional taco.

Pair this recipe with a chilled glass of dry white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio to complement the flavors of the dish. If you prefer red wine, a light-bodied Pinot Noir would be an excellent choice.

For those who prefer beer, try pairing the dish with a crisp pale ale or lager. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try some spicy shrimp rolls paired with a cold sake?

However, if you want something non-alcoholic to pair with your meal, freshly squeezed lemonade or iced tea are great options that will balance out the spice while adding some refreshing citrus notes.

With such versatile flavors and an array of options for pairing, old bay prawns/shrimp in wine with a spicy cream dip is sure to please and satisfy any crowd.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A perfect appetizer to impress your guests”

Make-ahead tip: The dipping sauce can be made one day in advance and refrigerated. Allow the dip to come to room temperature before serving.

Storing tip: If you happen to have leftovers, store the shrimp and dipping sauce separately. Place the shrimp in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The dipping sauce can also be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Reheating tip: To reheat the shrimp, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 375°F (190°C) until heated through. Alternatively, you can quickly rewarm them by sautéing them over medium heat with a little bit of olive oil until warm.

The dipping sauce can be microwaved for 15-20 seconds, or until warm. Be sure not to overheat the sauce, as it may become lumpy or separated.

When reheating, freshen up the flavors by adding extra lemon juice or Tabasco sauce to the dipping sauce if needed.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Indulge in the rich flavors of wine and spices”

When making Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine With a Spicy Cream Dip, there are some tips that can help you achieve perfect results. First, when adding the wine to the pan, make sure the wine is at room temperature or slightly warmer. This will help prevent the temperature of the pan from dropping and causing the shrimp to become tough.

Secondly, be careful not to overcook the shrimp. Shrimp only need a few minutes to cook through and become pink. Overcooking them can turn them rubbery and unpleasant to eat. Be sure to watch them carefully and remove them from the heat as soon as they turn pink.

Thirdly, make sure your cream cheese and mayonnaise are at room temperature before making the dipping sauce. This will ensure that they blend together smoothly and evenly.

Lastly, for a little extra flavor, try sauteing some garlic in olive oil before adding your shrimp to the pan. The garlic will give your dish a delicious aroma and add depth to its taste.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your Old Bay prawns/shrimp in wine with a spicy cream dip will turn out perfectly every time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this old bay prawns/shrimp in wine with a spicy cream dip recipe is undoubtedly one of the best shrimp recipes that I have come across. With its rich and delicious combination of flavors from a variety of ingredients, it’s sure to satisfy your taste buds and impress your guests.

Moreover, this recipe is also easy to make and allows for plenty of substitutions and variations, depending on your preferences or ingredients you have on hand. The creamy garlic wine sauce enhances the flavors of the shrimp and makes for a delightful dip that perfectly complements any meal or occasion.

I highly recommend trying this recipe out and experimenting with other variations to discover new flavor combinations that suit your taste buds. So whether you’re hosting a dinner party, enjoying an intimate date night at home, or just looking for a comfort dish to end your day with – this old bay prawns/shrimp in wine with a spicy cream dip recipe is certainly worth giving a shot!

Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine With a Spicy Cream Dip

Old Bay Prawns/Shrimp in Wine With a Spicy Cream Dip Recipe

A light and luscious meal of Old Bay poached prawns/shrimp, just perfect for an elegant “ladies who lunch” party or a balmy summer evening on the terrace……I used king prawns for this recipe and I also used a high quality ready-made mayonnaise for the dip, for ease and speed, although I do have a great recipe for home made mayonnaise on the site here: Recipe #207690
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Calories 320.2 kcal


  • 1 kg king prawns or 1 kg shrimp, raw and unpeeled
  • 2 glasses dry white wine, I used Chardonnay
  • 1 small shallots or 1 small onion, peeled and diced finely
  • 2 -4 garlic cloves, peeled and diced finely
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • water


  • 6 tablespoons high quality ready-made mayonnaise or 6 tablespoons home-made mayonnaise
  • 3 dashes Tabasco sauce or 3 dashes any other hot chili sauce
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules or 2 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Put the prawns/shrimp into a large pan and add the wine, lemon halves, onion or shallot and garlic. Add the water to just cover the prawns/shrimp, and then add the Old Bay seasoning. Stir well.
  • Cook over a high heat for about 5 minutes, or until the prawns are pink and cooked. Strain the prawns/shrimp (keeping the cooking liquor for a soup or fish sauce ~ I often freeze it until I need it.) and place them into a large bowl.
  • Allow lots of paper napkins and a spare bowl for the prawn/shrimp peelings and eat immediately with a mixed salad, crusty bread and the spicy dip.
  • To make the dip, just whiz or mix all the ingredients together and taste before adjusting the seasoning ~ we like it very spicy. Serve in a separate bowl or in individual dishes with the prawns/shrimp.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 334gCalories: 320.2kcalCarbohydrates: 12.7gProtein: 34.8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1.4gCholesterol: 320.7mgSodium: 1597.9mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 2.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Australian, Easy, Lunch
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