Creamy low-carb Tuscan shrimp

Creamy low-carb Tuscan shrimp

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

Creamy low-carb Tuscan shrimp

A dreamy low-carb shrimp recipe with a rich, garlicky white wine sauce, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. After the first bite, you'll feel like you're basking in the Tuscan sun, 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 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onion, choppedyellow onions, chopped
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter
  • 1½ lbs 650 g shrimp, peeled
  • 1¼ cups 300 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp white wine
  • 1 oz. (½ cup) 28 g (120 ml) sun-dried tomatosun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • ¾ cup (2 oz.) 180 ml (60 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 oz. (2¾ cups) 85 g (650 ml) baby spinach
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 lb 450 g green asparagus
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Instructions

  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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60 comments

  1. Sarah Hart
    This was very nice. I fried the asparagus in butter and threw it in along with some leftover cooked peas. This was twice as much prawn as I would normally eat, but I didn't need to eat again until lunch today, 24 hours later. I've often wondered if I don't eat enough at any one meal, as I often pick and look for snacks an hour or so after I've eaten. So - I'm going to try following your recipes (for one serving) and eating it all instead of saving half as I usually do.
  2. Linda
    Followed the instructions in the recipe and added mushrooms as suggested under the Tip subheading. This was absolutely a delicious recipe. Beautiful presentation and satisfying to eat!
    Reply: #53
  3. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Followed the instructions in the recipe and added mushrooms as suggested under the Tip subheading. This was absolutely a delicious recipe. Beautiful presentation and satisfying to eat!

    Thank you for sharing your feedback! So glad you loved this one!

  4. JoAnn
    I made this for Ash Wednesday and it was a major hit with my family (we're 4; I calibrated for 6, and there were no left-overs). I added approx. 1/2 lb. of sliced butter-fried Button mushrooms (as suggested), used 1/2 can (approx 7 oz.) of Diced Tomatoes instead of the Sun-Dried kind (they're very expensive, so I never buy them), and tossed in some frozen cauliflower as well (I REALLY wanted to serve this over Jasmine Rice, but ... ). I didn't have Asparagus so I subbed Brussels Sprouts. I didn't have any Wine in the house, so I subbed Seasoned Rice Vinegar (I can see Apple Cider Vinegar working well with this recipe, too). I'm going to be making this again tomorrow (Good Friday). This time, I'll be using Asparagus, though :) . (I'll also be making the Jasmine Rice -- for "those who want". We're going to be 8, possibly 9, and I'm going to need the Rice to "stretch").
  5. JoAnn
    Oops, I forgot to mention that I also used 1 tsp. of Xanthan Gum to thicken the sauce a bit. Without a starch to soak up the sauce, it was a bit too "runny" for my liking.
  6. Patricia
    What is the serving size?
    Reply: #57
  7. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What is the serving size?

    Hi, Patricia! The default number of servings is 4, but you can certainly adjust this as needed!

  8. Tammy
    Loved this recipe! Served my husbands over thin spaghetti. I had mine over palmini. Used just a small amount of sun dried tomatoes due to possible threat of reflux. Didn’t miss them. Will definitely make again. Gourmet quality.
    Reply: #59
  9. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Loved this recipe! Served my husbands over thin spaghetti. I had mine over palmini. Used just a small amount of sun dried tomatoes due to possible threat of reflux. Didn’t miss them. Will definitely make again. Gourmet quality.

    So glad you enjoyed it!

  10. Jordana
    Excellent easy recipe. Added mushrooms. It was very popular. Thank you.
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