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Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

This creamy garlic Tuscan shrimp recipe with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil is rich, decadent, and ready in about 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy garlic butter Tuscan shrimp, creamy garlic shrimp, creamy Tuscan shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 396kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp (I used 31-40 count size) thawed & peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped or julienned 
  • 1-2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • Handful fresh basil cut into thin strips
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the flour and cook for about a minute, stirring until smooth. 
  • Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Stir in the cream, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and sun-dried tomatoes. Simmer for 2 minutes. Reduce heat if it's bubbling too much. 
  • Add the shrimp and cook for around 5 minutes or until they're cooked through and the sauce is slightly thickened, taking care not to overcook them. 
  • Add the spinach and basil and cook for another 2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper as needed. Serve immediately. I like to squeeze extra lemon juice over top when serving (up to you). You could also grate some fresh parmesan over top if you wish.

Notes

  • I used sun-dried tomatoes that were packed in oil (I drained the oil). Feel free to use more or less than suggested.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 382mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1813IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 3mg