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Gougères Cheese Puffs with Shrimp

Posted by on February 8, 2016
Gougères with Shrimp

Gougères with Shrimp

Easy, delectable French cheese puff pastry filled with herbed sautéd shrimp… of my favorites.


1 cup of milk
5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
¾ teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1½ cups grated Gruyère or Emmentaler cheese


Herbed shrimp;

1/4 lb of medium shrimp, peeled.
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of Herbs De Province


La Methode!

Preheat oven to 375°. Bring spices,butter and 1 cup milk to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until butter is dissolved. Remove from flame and add flour, stirring to combine.
Over a medium heat, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon, until mixture pulls away from sides of pan,is a bit dried out and forms a ball, taking about 1-2 minutes. Continue this another few minutes longer until it is no longer sticky. Allow the dough cool a bit for a few minutes. Beat eggs in one at a time, blending well with each egg. Blend in the cheese.
Use a tablespoon to place a 2 inch ball of dough 2 inches apart on baking sheets with parchment paper.Brush dough balls with egg wash and top with a bit of shredded cheese.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
As they are baking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in one of extra virgin olive oil and herbs. Add shrimp and sauté until shrimp is done, about 3 minutes on a low-medium fire.
Cut tops off of gougère and place a few shrimp on each with herbed butter. Place top of gougère as seen in picture, partially covering.



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