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Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp Recipe

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2 tbsp salted butter
6 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 lb shrimp or prawns tails on or off
1 small yellow onion, diced
1/2c white wine (Optional)
5 oz jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil, drained (reserve 1 tsp of jarred oil for cooking)
1-3/4c half and half (see notes)
Salt and Pepper to taste
3c baby spinach leaves, washed
2/3c fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp cornstarch (cornflour) mixed with 1 tbsp of water (optional)
2 tsp dried Italian herbs
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and add in the garlic and fry until fragrant (about one minute). Add in the shrimp and fry two minutes on each side, until just cooked through and pink. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.

2. Fry the onion in the butter remaining in the skillet. Pour in the white wine (if using), and allow to reduce to half, while scraping any bits off of the bottom of the pan. Add the sun dried tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes to release their flavours.

3. Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the half and half and bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.

4. Add in the spinach leaves and allow to wilt in the sauce, and add in the parmesan cheese. Allow sauce to simmer for a further minute until cheese melts through the sauce. (For a thicker sauce, add the milk/cornstarch mixture to the centre of the pan, and continue to simmer while quickly stirring the mixture through until the sauce thickens.)

5. Add the shrimp back into the pan; sprinkle with the herbs and parsley, and stir through.
6. Serve over pasta, rice or steamed veg.

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15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Half and half is an American product, made from equal parts light cream and milk. Feel free to use half light cream and half 2% milk (or full fat if not worried about calories and fat counts), in place of half and half. Alternatively, use all light cream or heavy cream. Substitute half and half with almond milk.

If serving with pasta: add in pasta cooked al dente along with 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water into the pan of shrimp once they are cooked. Gently mix through the sauce until combined. Serve immediately.
Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 332mg 111%
Sodium 1346mg 56%
Potassium 1531mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 18g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 61.1%
Vitamin C 39.5%
Calcium 43.2%
Iron 37.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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