Delicious Creamy garlic butter tuscan shrimp

Akhil A Pillai
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Indulge in the decadent flavors of Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp that will leave your taste buds wanting more. This easy-to-follow recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and is sure to impress everyone at the table. This recipe is taken from Cafe Delites

Begin heating a large skillet over medium to high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons of salted butter in the skillet and add 6 cloves of finely diced garlic. Fry for about a minute until fragrant. Then, add in 1 pound of shrimp (tails on or off) and fry for about 2 minutes on each side until cooked through and pink. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a bowl and set it aside.
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In the same skillet, fry 1 small diced yellow onion in the remaining butter until it turns translucent. If you choose to use white wine, pour in 1/2 cup and allow it to reduce by half while scraping off any bits from the bottom of the pan. Add 5 oz of drained sun-dried tomato strips (reserving 1 teaspoon of the jarred oil) and fry for 1-2 minutes to release their flavors.

Reduce the heat to low-medium and add 1 3/4 cups of half and half to the skillet while stirring occasionally. Sprinkle salt and pepper to your liking. Toss in 3 cups of washed baby spinach leaves and let them wilt in the sauce. Next, add in 2/3 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and let the sauce simmer for another minute until the cheese melts through.

For a thicker sauce, mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and add it to the center of the pan while continuously stirring until the sauce thickens. Finally, add the cooked shrimp back into the skillet and sprinkle 2 teaspoons of dried Italian herbs and 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley over it. Give it a quick stir and your Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp is ready to be served.
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This versatile dish pairs well with a side of pasta or rice, garlic bread, or can also be had on its own as a light lunch or appetizer. A light Chardonnay or Pinot Gris would be an excellent wine pairing for this dish. When selecting shrimp, try to find fresh, wild-caught shrimp for better flavor. If salted butter isn't your preference, you can use unsalted and season the shrimp accordingly. Lastly, if you enjoyed this recipe, try the Creamy Tuscan Salmon version or Tuscan Chicken Mac and Cheese.

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