Friday, March 10, 2017

Cafe Delite's Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp


2 tablespoons salted butter
6 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 pound  shrimp
small yellow onion, diced
5 oz  jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil, drained
1¾ cups half and half
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups baby spinach leaves
⅔ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1 tablespoon 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  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 slightly. Add the sun dried tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes to release their flavors.
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 center 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.

Haylee's Note:
This dinner was so delicious, and surprisingly VERY easy!  I would love to make this one again! Give it a try!  The original recipe, and source for the picture can be found HERE. 

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