Founded in Houston, Texas, in 1991, Joe’s Crab Shack is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite seafood restaurant, with locations in more than 30 states. Joe’s serves up fun times and serious seafood, with more than 25 crab items on the menu in addition to fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp. Part of Ignite Restaurant Group’s (Nasdaq: IRG) portfolio of restaurants,

It is one of the largest, most successful seafood restaurant chains in America. So if there’s not a Joe’s near you, then try these copycat recipes at home!




Salmon Orleans

Salmon Orleans
Joe's Crab Shack Copycat Recipe

Salmon topped with a creamy Cajun sauce that’s loaded with crawfish, shrimp and andouille sausage. served with dirty rice.

Serves 4

Fish and Seasoning
4 salmon fillets
Cajun seasoning to taste

1 pint heavy cream
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika seasoning
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup white wine
fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup cooked shrimp and crawfish
1/2 cup cooked spicy sausage crumbled

For the Salmon: Sprinkle the Cajun seasoning on both sides of the salmon fillets and grill until done.

For the Sauce: In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. When shimmering, add onions. Fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic, fry additional 1 minute until fragrant. Add the white wine and chicken base (stir chicken base in the wine first & mix well before adding to pan.). Using your spatula, scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Let the wine reduce to half – about 3 minutes. Add cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, paprika and tomato paste. Stir. Add heavy cream, shrimp, crawfish and sausage. When the cream mixture is almost bubbling, turn heat to low. Let the cream mixture reduce to half – about 5 minutes. Toss with freshly chopped parsley and serve over the salmon