garlic shrimp with tomatoes in a skillet

20 Minute Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6
  • category Category: Seafood
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


20 Minute Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp a restaurant quality dinner the whole family will love! Pan Seared Shrimp nestled in a creamy garlic white wine sauce with spinach and burst tomatoes.



  • 1.5 lbs. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffon


  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  3. Add avocado oil to the pan and then shrimp. Saute shrimp for 2-3  minutes per side.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Then immediately add butter to the pan and let melt. Add in garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stirring the entire time.
  6. Add in onions and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  7. Deglaze the pan with white wine, scrapping with a wooden spoon to get any brown bits from the bottom. Season with salt and 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  8. Add in cherry tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. As the cherry tomatoes start to soften, press down on them with a spoon to make them burst.
  9. Next add in spinach and saute until wilted down, about 2 minutes.
  10. Pour in the coconut milk. Stir and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Then add lemon juice and fresh basil. Stir to combine.
  12. Place the shrimp back in the pan and serve!

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