President Roosevelt's Shrimp Wiggle

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Recipe: #38272

March 04, 2022

Categories: Shrimp, Peas,

"Serve over hot buttered biscuits Tiny english peas"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (183.7 g)
  • Calories 140.7
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 53.4 mg
  • Sodium - 430.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 9.1 g
  • Calcium - 133.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat butter

Step 2

Add flour add milk and seasoning

Step 3

Cook until thickened

Step 4

Add shrimp and peas

Step 5

Season to taste

Step 6

Serve over biscuits


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Make sure to select a can of shrimp that is already cooked and peeled to save time.
  • For the best flavor, use fresh peas instead of canned peas.

  • Substitute the shrimp with canned salmon for a higher omega-3 fatty acid content. The benefit of this substitution is that it can provide a healthier alternative to the dish, as salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Substitute the peas with green beans for a crunchier texture. The benefit of this substitution is that it can provide a different texture and flavor to the dish, as green beans are crunchier than peas.

Vegetarian Shrimp Wiggle Replace the shrimp with 1 can of sliced mushrooms and reduce the butter to 1 teaspoon. Omit the white pepper and replace with 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Serve over hot buttered toast instead of biscuits.

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic: This simple side dish pairs perfectly with President Roosevelt's Shrimp Wiggle. Roasting the asparagus in a hot oven with garlic and olive oil creates a flavorful and nutritious accompaniment to the shrimp and biscuits.

Roasted Potatoes with Herbs: Roasted potatoes are a classic side dish that pairs well with the shrimp and biscuits. Roasting the potatoes in a hot oven with olive oil, herbs, and garlic creates a flavorful and nutritious accompaniment to the shrimp wiggle. The potatoes are slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, making them a great addition to the meal.


Q: What type of shrimp should I use for this recipe?

A: You can use any type of canned shrimp for this recipe. Fresh shrimp can also be used, but make sure to cook it before adding it to the recipe.

Q: How long should I cook the shrimp for?

A: It depends on the type of shrimp you are using. If you are using canned shrimp, it should be cooked for about 2 minutes. For fresh shrimp, cook it for about 4-5 minutes or until it is cooked through.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: President Roosevelt's Shrimp Wiggle was a favorite dish of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his family. It was served regularly at parties and family dinners.

Fun Fact 2: This dish was featured in the 1939 movie The Women, starring Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford. It was also served at the White House during the Roosevelt administration.