Shrimp Mornay



Serving size

about 1 1/2 cups: 3 ounces shrimp with sauce
45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied or divided by 2, but does not make very good leftovers.

Serve with Sauteed Spinach or Green Beans Almondine or Mustard Vinaigrette Green Beans or Sauteed Spinach with Roasted Garlic or Green Bean and Mushroom Salad

Shrimp Mornay


1/2 cup Panko (or gluten-free panko)
2 Tbsp. Fresh dill (chopped finely)
1 ounce Parmesan cheese (grated)
1 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
1 Large Shallots, raw (finely minced)
3 Tbsp. All purpose flour or garbanzo flour (if using garbanzo flour: 4 Tbsp)
2 cup 2% milk
2 slice (1 ounce) Reduced fat swiss cheese (grated)
12 Ounces Shrimp, raw (peeled, deveined, and sliced lengthwise)


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Stir the panko, dill, and parmesan together in a small bowl and set aside.

Place a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the butter, and when it is melted, add the shallot. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in the flour using a whisk. Cook for about 4 to 5, minutes stirring frequently. The flour will be the texture of cornmeal.

Add in the cold milk slowly, while whisking continuously. This will help avoid clumps.

Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes until smooth and thick.

Add the Swiss cheese and reduce the heat to low. Whisk until the cheese melts and the mixture is smooth.

Place the shrimp in the bottom of au gratin dishes or small ovenproof bowls.

Top with the milk and cheese sauce.

Top with the breadcrumb mixture.

Place the bowls in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Switch the oven to broil and cook for another 3 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are toasty brown.


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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use 4 Tbsp garbanzo flour in place of the 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour, and use gluten-free panko crumbs.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Shrimp Mornay was on the menu the night I opened my restaurant. This was and is a classic and deserves a place in almost any menu rotation at your house. It is super simple to make while being rich and creamy. The addition of the panko gives the dish a nice crunchy texture.

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

Jon Hammond