An easy recipe for shrimp fondue, perfect for a party or special occasion. Raw shrimp are cooked in a flavorful broth and served with a variety of delicious dipping sauces.
Do you love shrimp? Do you love fondue? If so, then you’re going to love this recipe. Shrimp fondue is a unique and delicious way to enjoy this shellfish. It’s perfect for a party or a special dinner with friends or family. And it’s really easy to make!
Why We Love This Recipe
- Broth fondue is a unique and healthy way to cook and enjoy seafood, with no need for added oils or butter.
- Delicious dipping sauces take this meal to the next level. You can get as intricate as you want with homemade sauces, or make it simple and purchase your favorites.
- We often make a night of it and serve this fondue for the main dish, then add on cheddar fondue and end the meal on a sweet note with chocolate fondue for dessert.
- Fondue dinners are a unique treat for family and friends and perfect for holiday parties and game nights.
Chicken broth – low-sodium chicken broth or stock. Full sodium broth tends to evaporate more quickly.
White wine vinegar – we use Star white wine vinegar with a crisp and tangy flavor, but most brands will work well.
Garlic – fresh minced garlic cloves or jarred minced garlic.
Green onions – diced fresh green onions.
Raw shrimp – peeled, deveined raw shrimp with the tail on or off. Large size, reference our shrimp size chart.
Dipping sauces – see our list of favorite dipping sauces.
Should you use raw or cooked shrimp for fondue?
For an unforgettable fondue night, raw shrimp is the way to go. Unlike cooked shrimp, raw shrimp keeps its flavorful juices when dipped into hot liquid and doesn’t become tough. Plus, raw shrimp cooks very quickly in a fondue pot.
Variations to try – add 1) a splash or two of Worcestershire sauce, 2) freshly grated ginger, or 3) black peppercorns.
- Electric fondue pot – the Cuisinart electric fondue pot is our favorite.
- Fondue forks or skewers
- Serving plates
- Sauce bowls or plates
How to Make Shrimp Fondue
Follow these easy steps for flavorful shrimp fondue ready in no time.
Step 1 | Preheat Fondue Pot and Add Broth Mixture
Start by preheating your fondue pot, setting it to medium heat. Next, add the chicken broth, white wine vinegar, and minced garlic. Whisk together.
Step 2 | Set Temperature to Medium-High Heat
Set the fondue pot temperature to medium-high heat. Bring to a soft boil.
Step 3 | Add Green Onions
Then add the chopped green onions and you are ready to fondue.
Step 4 | Cook Raw Shrimp on Skewers
For food safety, keep the raw shrimp in a bowl separate from serving plates or bowls.
Use fondue forks or skewers to spear and cook shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes each.
Shrimp will be pink and opaque and start to curl when done.
Step 5 | ENJOY WITH DIPPING SAUCES
Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauces (see our favorites below).
Shrimp Fondue Dipping Sauces
- Green goddess sauce
- Homemade cocktail sauce
- 2-ingredient barbecue sauce
- Made-from-scratch teriyaki sauce
- Sweet & sour sauce – coming soon!
What to Serve with Shrimp Fondue
- Add veggies to the broth (potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms)
- Cheddar cheese fondue
- Chocolate fondue
- Brown or white rice
- Wedge salad or other side salads
If you’re looking for an easy, impressive dish to make for a special occasion or date night, this fondue recipe is the perfect option. It’s also relatively healthy, thanks to the lean protein of the shrimp and flavorful broth in comparison to oil. If you make this recipe, let us know what you think in the comments.Print
- Preheat the fondue pot on medium heat, and then add broth, white wine vinegar, and minced garlic.
- Set the fondue pot to medium-high heat. Bring to a soft boil.
- Add the chopped green onions, and the broth is ready to fondue.
- Use fondue forks or skewers to spear and cook shrimp for 1 to 2 minutes each. (Shrimp will be pink, opaque, and start to curl.)
- Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauces.
Keep raw and cooked plates and utensils separately for food safety!
Nutritional information does not include dipping sauces or toppings.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Fondue
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 3 ounces
- Calories: 153
- Sugar: 3 g
- Sodium: 370.4 mg
- Fat: 2.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.8 g
- Protein: 23.1 g
- Cholesterol: 151.4 mg
Keywords: fondue dinner, main dish, seafood, meat fondue
More Fondue Recipes
- Cheddar cheese fondue
- Chocolate fondue – coming soon!
More Shrimp Recipes + Tips
- How to cook shrimp on the stove
- Bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers
- Shrimp sizes and counts per pound w/ chart
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