Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to embrace the Florida lifestyle than with fresh seafood? West Wind Island Resort’s executive chef and kitchen manager, Thomas Sisson, is sharing the recipe for his delicious Zing Zing Shrimp to help you make the perfect dish for your guests. We invite you to visit Normandie Seaside Café at West Wind Island Resort to sample more mouthwatering dishes from Chef Sisson. View the menu here. Your taste buds will thank you!

Zing Zing Shrimp


  • 6 large shrimp, cut in half longwise
  • 4 canned artichoke hearts, halved
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 oz. crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 oz. sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 oz. fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 oz. finely diced shallots
  • 1 oz. white wine
  • 1/2 oz. fresh chopped basil
  • 1 oz. parmesan cheese


Start with a hot pan over medium high heat with about an ounce of olive oil. Add shrimp and artichokes. Sauté for about a minute. Add the garlic, shallots, basil, crushed red pepper, sriracha, pinch of salt and pepper. Continue cooking for another minute. Add white wine and lemon juice. Cook another minute then add heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Continue cooking until sauce thickens a bit (about 2 minutes). Pour into serving dish and serve with a lemon wedge.