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Tuscan Butter Shrimp

Tuscan butter shrimp is actually not a Tuscan dish from Italy. Even so, it’s easy to make. Its creamy sauce with basil’s bright flavor makes it a tasty choice. The dish may get its name from the similarities to Tuscan Chicken on the menu at Olive Garden, a popular Italian-American chain restaurant. Shrimp is the most popular seafood choice of Americans.

Recipe Servings: 4

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Season shrimp well with salt and pepper.
  3. When oil shimmers add shrimp and sear underside until golden, about 2 minutes, then flip until cooked through and opaque. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add butter. When butter melts stir in garlic and cook about 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook until tomatoes are beginning to burst and then add spinach. Cook until spinach begins to wilt.
  7. Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and basil, and bring to a simmer.
  8. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes.
  9. Return shrimp to pan and stir to combine. Cook until shrimp is heated through.
  10. Garnish with more herbs and a squeeze of lemon before serving.

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