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Creamy Tuscan Garlic Butter Shrimp

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Garlic Butter Shrimp

If you love garlic and you’re looking for quick, easy weekday recipes, this garlic butter shrimp will be a new favorite.

You can use this delicious recipe as a side dish, an appetizer, or a weeknight meal for the whole family. And the best part is that it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare.

Although the classic garlic butter shrimp is typically served with pasta, you can enjoy your keto version with some spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles or serve it over a bed of cauliflower rice. And if you’re unsure what to do about the leftovers, shrimp tacos are always a winner. 

This light and creamy garlic butter sauce pairs beautifully with a glass of low-carb white wine, so pour yourself a glass and enjoy this seafood classic. 

This garlic butter shrimp recipe is:

  • Buttery 
  • Savory
  • Delicious
  • Flavorful 

The main ingredients include:

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Optional additional ingredients

  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Red pepper flakes

Health Benefits of Garlic Butter Shrimp

Boosts Immunity

Garlic is one of those amazing foods that seem to be a cure-all for any and all health ailments. It’s anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulating, antibacterial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic[*]. 

What’s more, research shows that taking garlic can help to prevent contracting the common cold. In a research study comparing a garlic supplement versus a placebo, the garlic group had significantly fewer colds than the placebo group, and the symptoms lasted for a shorter duration and were less severe[*]. 

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Supports Skin and Joint Health

One ingredient you’ll find in this recipe that you won’t find in most garlic shrimp dishes is collagen powder. The addition of collagen not only provides a boost in protein, but it also has the added bonus of supporting the health of your skin and joints.

Collagen is the main component of your connective tissue. For your joints, it assists in the health of your cartilage that buffers your joints, allowing for fluid movement. For your skin, it acts as a scaffolding, supporting your extracellular matrix and keeping your skin firm and elastic[*][*].

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic butter shrimp, or shrimp scampi as it’s often called, is a surprisingly easy recipe to pull together. All you need is a handful of ingredients and about 30 minutes. If you’re craving a flavorful dish but are short on time — this is the recipe for you. 

Garlic Butter Shrimp

How To Make Garlic Butter Shrimp

In a large skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat, add the butter, shrimp, onion, red bell pepper, and minced garlic, stirring to combine, and saute until the onions become translucent and fragrant about 6-8 minutes.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Add the coconut milk or heavy cream, spinach, parmesan, sea salt, pepper, and seasoning, stirring to combine, bringing the mixture to a boil. 

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Reduce the heat to medium-low, and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Serve over cauliflower rice, steamed broccoli, or your choice of veggies. If you would like to mimic a shrimp pasta dish, you can use spaghetti squash to make an angel hair pasta.

Garnish with fresh parsley, and serve.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Note: if you buy frozen shrimp, let them soak in warm water for about five minutes before adding them to the skillet. For raw shrimp, cook them ahead of time, so they’re ready to go.

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Creamy Tuscan Garlic Butter Shrimp

If you love garlic, this garlic butter shrimp is an easy recipe for weeknight meals. Enjoy with a glass of low-carb white wine or a side of zucchini noodles.

  • Author: Ayla Sadler
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds cooked, tail-off white medium shrimp 
  • ¼ small onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced (or 4 ounces sun-dried tomato strips, chopped)
  • 46 cloves garlic, minced
  • One, 13.5 ounce canned full-fat coconut milk (or 1½ cups heavy cream)
  • 2 cups spinach or kale
  • One, 5-ounce container grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 scoops Perfect Keto Unflavored Collagen
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  1. In a large cast iron over medium-high heat, add the butter, shrimp, onion, red bell pepper, and minced garlic, stirring to combine, and cooking until the onions become translucent and fragrant, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut milk or heavy cream, spinach, parmesan, sea salt, pepper, and seasoning, stirring to combine, bringing the mixture to a boil. 
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve over cauliflower rice or steamed broccoli and top with freshly chopped parsley

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 small bowl
  • Calories: 334.83
  • Fat: 15.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6g (2.3g net)
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 27.75g

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