Creamy low-carb Tuscan shrimp

Creamy low-carb Tuscan shrimp

A creamy-dreamy shrimp dish with a rich, garlicky white wine sauce—plus color from sun-dried tomatoes and spinach! After the first bite, you'll feel like you're basking in Tuscan sunshine, and your family will wonder if you hired an Italian chef. It's low carb and delizioso!

Creamy low-carb Tuscan shrimp

A creamy-dreamy shrimp dish with a rich, garlicky white wine sauce—plus color from sun-dried tomatoes and spinach! After the first bite, you'll feel like you're basking in Tuscan sunshine, and your family will wonder if you hired an Italian chef. It's low carb and delizioso!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. 50 g butter
  • 1 1 yellow onion, choppedyellow onions, chopped
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ lbs 650 g shrimp, peeled
  • 1¼ cups 300 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp white wine
  • 1 oz. 30 g tomatoes, sun-dried
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 23 cup 150 ml parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz. 75 g baby spinach
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 lb 450 g green asparagus

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. In a large frying pan, sauté garlic and onion in butter until golden and translucent.
  2. Add shrimp and fry for a few minutes on each side if it is raw. It should be pink and opaque. Don't over-cook, or it can become dry and rubbery.
  3. Remove the shrimp but leave the onion in the pan. Set the shrimp aside; it will be added back to the pan after the next step.
  4. Add heavy cream, white wine, finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes and spices. Bring to a simmer. Add parmesan and lower the heat. Simmer for a few more minutes for a creamy consistency.
  5. Add parsley, spinach and shrimp and let simmer just until everything is warm.
  6. Clean, trim and chop the asparagus. Boil for a few minutes in lightly salted water and serve with the shrimp.

Tip!

Add a side of butter-fried mushrooms for a filling, low-carb addition to this already delicious meal!

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29 comments

  1. Jan
    We stay away from the sun-dried tomatoes due to the sodium level, what could we use instead? Thank you.
    Replies: #6, #14, #15
  2. Dorothy
    stuck to the diet for 3 months and ended up with a kidney stone from all the cream, etc. in the receipts - why is there no warning about this possibility???????

    people need to be very, very careful on your very high cream, cheese, calcium content meals

    so VERY disappointed

    Reply: #9
  3. Gwen
    Dorothy you didn’t get kidney stones from cream. You probably didn’t have enough water plus obesity is a major cause of stones as well.
  4. Jan
    Oops - sorry hit that by mistake☹️
  5. Victoria
    Absolutely delicious. I didn't have wine or parmesan, so I substituted whiskey and mozzarella and it was still delicious and flavorful! I made this with the asparagus and butter fried mushrooms, as suggested, and served it as a "Tuscan low-carb bowl". This is definitely going in the rotation.
  6. Donna
    I used fresh cherry tomatoes cut in half. May need to put in a little earlier than recipe calls for so they cook.
  7. Robin
    Just made this and was VERY impressed! Like other posts, I used fresh tomatoes and threw them in after I removed the shrimp along with the asparagus making this a one pot meal. The taste was fantabulous!
  8. Ana R
    Just made this, followed the instructions to a tee... it was AMAZING!!! My husband, daughter and I all gobbled it up! Definitely will make again :)
  9. Mero
    To prevent kidney stones during a ketogenic diet, you need to add squeezed lemon on your drinking water.
  10. Jacolyn
    Made this for dinner tonight and LOVED it!! Looking forward to leftovers for tomorrow! Really easy and quick. Will make it again in the near future!
  11. Borghildur
    WOW... awsome! I'm going to cook this again and again........ :)
  12. Kathryn
    What is a good substitute for the wine? I don't keep alcohol in the house, and I won't buy an alcohol-free version (if it exists). Vinegar? Just water? There are a lot of good lootkin recipes that call for wine, so I look forward to your suggestions!
    Reply: #13
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    You can try chicken broth or white wine vinegar.
  14. Susie
    How about fresh chopped tomatoes? I used to like to add these to pasta dishes, just stirring through to warm them slightly.
  15. Susie
    How about fresh chopped tomatoes? I used to like to add these to pasta dishes, just stirring through to warm them slightly. I once read somewhere that you can use tea as a sub for wine.
  16. kathryn
    Such yummyness! The perfect Valentine's Day dinner.
  17. Jason
    Made this recipe last night & it was Awesome, followed the recipe pretty close other than doubling the sun dried tomatoes & adding a couple dashes of cayane pepper.
    Next time I make this I will also double the spinach.
    Great recipe will be making again
    Thanks
  18. Marie
    it's fabulous, but even more so on spiralized zucchini noodles
  19. Gayle Epling
    How can I eat the creamy low carb Tuscan shrimp? I thought heavy cream had a lot of carbs.
    Reply: #20
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How can I eat the creamy low carb Tuscan shrimp? I thought heavy cream had a lot of carbs.

    The carbs are accounted for in the 13g carbs per serving figure that is given.

  21. Jane
    This recipe is restaraunt quality amazing! I didn’t have white wine so used rice wine instead and it was still awesome.
    Reply: #22
  22. Jane
    I served it over riced cauliflower rather than asparagus. This works very well
  23. Kimberly
    Is this 13 net carbs or 8 net carbs?
    Reply: #24
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is this 13 net carbs or 8 net carbs?

    This is 13g net carbs. Each recipe picture has a colored circle with a number on it, which is the net carb count.

  25. Merle
    This recipe was delicious. Looks great on the plate and not as complicated as other recipes that I have tried. More recipes like this please.
  26. Scott Oyen
    I have high cholesterol, is there a substitute for the cream?
    Reply: #27
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I have high cholesterol, is there a substitute for the cream?

    You may be interested in our guide on cholesterol. In the absence of carbs, dietary fat is not an issue.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/cholesterol-basics

  28. Jenny
    I just love this dish! I didn't add the parsley, but even without it, the taste was incredible! Will definitely use this one again! Five stars!
  29. jill
    Loved this..didnt have wine but didnt miss it..will make again

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