Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp Piccata Recipe

Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp Piccata Recipe

How To Make Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp Piccata

Grab a bite of this mouthwatering shrimp piccata for dinner tonight! It’s submerged in a flavorful creamy garlic butter sauce and spinach for a fuller meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 6garlic cloves,minced
  • 1lbshrimp,tails on or off
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1small brown shallot
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • cupsreduced fat cream
  • Salt and pepper,to taste
  • 3cupsbaby spinach
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,fresh grated
  • 1tspcornstarch,mixed with 1 tbsp of water
  • 4tbspparsley,fresh chopped
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice,adjust to tastes
  • 4tbspcapers,rinsed and drained
  • Lemon slices,to serve
  • fresh parsley,chopped, extra, to garnish


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Melt the butter, then add in the garlic and fry for 1 minute until fragrant.

  3. Add in the shrimp, then fry 2 minutes on each side, until just cooked through and pink. Transfer to a bowl, then set aside.

  4. Fry the onion in the butter remaining in the skillet.

  5. Pour in the white wine, and allow to reduce to half, while scraping any bits off of the bottom of the pan.

  6. Reduce the heat to low-medium heat, then add the cream and bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring occasionally.

  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Add in the spinach leaves and allow to wilt in the sauce, then add in the parmesan cheese.

  9. Let the sauce gently simmer for a further 1 minute or so until the cheese melts through the sauce.

  10. For a thicker sauce, add the milk/cornstarch mixture to the center of the pan, and continue to simmer while quickly stirring the mixture through until the sauce thickens.

  11. Add the shrimp back into the pan along with the lemon juice, capers and parsley, then stir through.

  12. Take off the heat, serve with lemon slices and extra parsley to garnish.

  13. Serve over pasta, rice or steamed vegetables, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 567.22kcal
  • Fat: 45.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.89g
  • Fiber: 1.34g
  • Sugar: 4.08g
  • Protein: 25.24g
  • Cholesterol: 285.43mg
  • Sodium: 1147.39mg
  • Calcium: 379.42mg
  • Potassium: 388.20mg
  • Iron: 1.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 555.47µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.22mg
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