Creamy Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

Mike tried this recipe on March 28, 2021
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I don’t eat fish, but I do eat shellfish – go figure. I got lazy about dinner one night and decided on my drive home to pick up some take out food from a Chinese restaurant. Since I don’t get a chance to eat shrimp very often, I ordered a dinner combo with beef and shrimp. The way it was packaged, you can’t see the meats in it until you take it out of the container. So, when I got home, I found instead of beef and shrimp I was given beef and chicken. I was a bit bummed, but it gave me the idea for my next weekly dish – something with shrimp!

This dish is rich, creamy, and very fast to prepare. The cream sauce is similar to an alfredo, but a bit lighter.

Adapted from Cafe Delites

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 mins Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

This dish is rich, creamy, and very fast to prepare. The cream sauce is similar to an alfredo, but a bit lighter.

Adapted from Cafe Delites

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes per side or until just cooked through and pink. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  2. In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add garlic and sauté about 30 second or until fragrant. Add wine or broth to deglaze the skillet, cooking until liquid is reduced by half. 

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, then add cream to the skillet. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add the Parmesan cheese to the cream sauce and stir until melted. Sauce will thicken slightly.

  5. Add shrimp back to the pan and stir to combine. Simmer until shrimp is reheated, checking sauce and adjusting seasoning if needed. Top with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 242mg81%
Sodium 360mg15%
Potassium 64mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g2%
Protein 29g58%

Calcium 17%
Iron 11%
Vitamin D 137%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Notes

  • Suggested wines: Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio
  • Light or heavy cream can be used
    • If sauce is too thin, make a cornstarch slurry of 1 part cornstarch to 1 part water. Add to sauce and stir until thickened.
  • Serving suggestions:
    • Egg noodles (pictured) or linguini
    • Rice
    • Steamed vegetables
Keywords: shrimp, garlic, cream, parmesan
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