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!
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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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8 comments

  1. Jan
    We stay away from the sun-dried tomatoes due to the sodium level, what could we use instead? Thank you.
    Reply: #6
  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

  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 :)

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