About Mimi’s Cafe

Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s Cafe is a neighborhood cafe offering French Inspired American comfort food. In February 2013 Mimi’s Cafe was purchased by Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Groupe Le Duff, a global bakery and restaurant company headquartered in Rennes, France. Since then, the team has launched new dishes reflecting the culinary traditions of fresh ingredients, bistro classics, and American comfort food. There are currently 97 Mimi’s Cafe locations throughout 18 states in the U.S.




Shrimp Alexandria

La Madeleine Recipe

4 oz. butter or margarine
12 large shrimp (12 per pound)
Prepared Bread Crumbs (see recipe below)

In a small saucepan, melt butter. The butter should be warm, not hot. Dip cleaned shrimp in warm butter one at a time. Let excess butter drain off, then roll the buttered shrimp into prepared
bread crumbs. Place breaded shrimp on baking sheet vein side down with the tail curled up.
Place sheet in a 500 degree oven for approximately 4-5 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with white wine butter sauce or any other light cream sauce.

Prepared Bread Crumbs 
2 cups plain breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons finely minced shallots
2 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Mince shallots, chop garlic and parsley. In a mixing bowl, combine garlic, shallots, and parsley into plain breadcrumbs, being careful not to leave any lumps of garlic or shallots. Salt and pepper to taste.

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