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! Great served over pasta or mashed potatoes.


 Prep Time 5 minutes
 Cook Time 10 minutes
 Total Time 15 minutes
 Servings 4


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
2 dashes Italian seasoning
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes chopped or julienned 
1 cup (packed) fresh baby spinach
Handful fresh basil cut into thin strips
Salt & pepper to taste


Instructions


Melt the butter on 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 the top if you wish.

Recipe Notes
Serves 2-4 depending on what else is served with this dish. 


I used sun-dried tomatoes that were packed in oil (I drained the oil). If you use the dried kind, you may want to add more than 1/4 cup. 

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