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Garlic Butter Spinach Shrimp

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Mar 10, 2021
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Garlic Butter Spinach Shrimp
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Garlic Butter Spinach Shrimp – These delicious, buttery, garlicky shrimp are on the table in less than 25 minutes. Shrimp are quickly sauteed in a mix of spices, then finished in a luscious buttery sauce spelled with fresh spinach. This garlic butter spinach shrimp recipe is an excellent base for a paleo, low-carb, keto-friendly dinner. Otherwise, you can always serve over pasta or rice and you get the perfect quick dinner everyone will love – Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Garlic Butter Spinach Shrimp Recipe

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Directions

1. To make the garlic butter shrimp and spinach: Add shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ancho or cayenne pepper, minced garlic, and black pepper. Toss to coat the shrimp and set aside for 10 minutes. 

2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the shrimps in a single layer and sear for 1 minute. Flip shrimp and sear the other side for 1 minute.

3. Deglaze the skillet with white wine and vegetable stock, and cook for 1 minute, scraping any browned bits with a wooden spoon.

4. Add butter to the shrimp and stir until melted. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and red chili pepper flakes.

5. Add spinach to the shrimp and toss until wilted,  about 30 seconds.

6. Serve the garlic butter shrimp and spinach over pasta, rice, zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice. Add a sprinkle of red chili pepper flakes and parmesan if you like. Enjoy!

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Tips for the Garlic Butter Spinach Shrimp recipe

This garlic butter sauteed shrimp with spinach is so easy to make. Once you try it, the recipe will become a regular on the menu. Here are a few tips to make it even better:

  • You can marinate shrimp longer if you have time: Simply transfer shrimp to the fridge and chill for 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  • These garlic butter shrimp cook quickly. All you need is about one minute per side, depending on the size of your shrimp. As soon as the shrimp turn pink and opaque, they’re done.

Garlic butter shrimp seasoning

The seasoning used for these sauteed garlic butter spinach shrimp is kept to a minimum but it produces wonderful results. Here’s a breakdown of the shrimp seasoning:

  • Italian seasoning: This blend of herbs brings a delicious Mediterranean flavor.
  • Pepper: classic seasoning for any dish.
  • Ancho/Cayenne pepper and red chili pepper flakes: It adds a kick of spice that cuts through bland spinach.

The addition of white wine rounds up the flavor profile of these garlic butter shrimp.

How to keep and reheat the garlic butter spinach shrimp leftovers?

This shrimp recipe reheats easily. Store the shrimp and spinach leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days. To reheat, add shrimp to a skillet over low heat until the shrimp is reheated. You may want to add a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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