This shrimp scampi has the fresh flavors of tomatoes, spinach, and pesto. Serve over rice with hot Italian bread on the side.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the butter and the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in pesto, garlic, and tomatoes, and simmer until the tomatoes start to soften, about 2 minutes. Season with red pepper flakes and black pepper to taste.

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  • Stir the shrimp into the sauce, and cook just until they turn pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the spinach, and stir until wilted, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 38.1g; cholesterol 215.7mg; sodium 384mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2012
Simple ingredients. Simple, delicious flavors. My kind of meal. What's more, this was simple to prepare and required very few dishes. I prepared this with the ingredients exactly as written, but enjoyed the cooking process by not measuring exactly, which also allowed me to use the ingredients in amounts to suit my own tastes and preferences. This is a beautiful and delicious dish - big payoff for little effort - I had this served in minutes from start to finish. I exercised self-discipline tonight and rather than serving it over rice I used "Miracle Rice." (Described as "Shirataki rice, guilt free rice, zero calories, soy free, gluten free." I can handle that) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2013
This recipe has good flavor but I had to drain most of the oil and butter off. It was SO much! Wow - not heart healthy at all. I will cut back on those ingredients in the future. I may have put too much red pepper flakes in as well but it was too spicy for me. Read More
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170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 114
  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2012
Simple ingredients. Simple, delicious flavors. My kind of meal. What's more, this was simple to prepare and required very few dishes. I prepared this with the ingredients exactly as written, but enjoyed the cooking process by not measuring exactly, which also allowed me to use the ingredients in amounts to suit my own tastes and preferences. This is a beautiful and delicious dish - big payoff for little effort - I had this served in minutes from start to finish. I exercised self-discipline tonight and rather than serving it over rice I used "Miracle Rice." (Described as "Shirataki rice, guilt free rice, zero calories, soy free, gluten free." I can handle that) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
What an oily, buttery, fattening MESS! This was good, but good grief! The main sauce ingredients were oil, butter and more oil! I halved those ingredients and added some Chardonnay with a bit of corn starch to thicken it up a bit. I also added the juice of 1/2 a lemon. I am soooo glad I did! I can't imagine this otherwise! Don't get me wrong, this was very good, but with a few alterations. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2009
This was delicious -- I was looking for a "no carb" recipe for my husband. I used just the "basil" only that comes in the squeeze tube which was all I had and canned diced tomatoes again all I had. I added more spinach than called for but the taste of this is fantastic!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2009
I've made this twice now and both times it has been a big hit! The only difference is I added thinly sliced onions and peppers. It has been such a big hit, can't wait to make it again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
I love this recipe. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I did make a couple changes. I cut down on the fat (butter & oil) and added in white wine & lemon juice to make it more saucy. I serve over pasta. Have made this 3 times now. Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2012
This is fabulous, thank you Valerie! I used much more spinach, and next time will definitely try others suggestions and add lemon and/or white wine (meant to do it this time but forgot!) But even as it stands is really good...sop up the sauce with fresh rolls..yum, I wish there was some leftover I'd have it for breakfast! Update: have made this several times and often add about 1/2 cup of veggie broth to the butter and oil, and reduce it a bit, gives a bit more sauce and some extra flavour..oh yes and the wine! Maybe this is varying too much from the original recipe but the end result is 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
I made this last night and it was amazing!! I used all the ingredients mentioned, and the recipe was very true to its description. Made it taste like restaurant quality and was so easy to make, with only a few ingredients. One thing to note..my daughter and I do not, i repeat, do NOT eat tomatoes ever. I decided to add some thinking that i would pick them out. We ate the tomatoes too, as it had all the flavors of this dish. I served this over pasta. think it's the combination of the flavors that makes it perfect. Definitely recommended, and will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
This was excellent! I loved all of the flavors. I served it over penne pasta. I used canned tomatoes and also added artichoke hearts. Would be great with chicken also. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2009
It was awesome even without the pesto because I didnt have any on hand. My husband loved it and hes not a fan of spinach. I added a whole package of spinach..instead of the recommended amount and it was superb. I kept picking at it while cooking! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2013
This recipe has good flavor but I had to drain most of the oil and butter off. It was SO much! Wow - not heart healthy at all. I will cut back on those ingredients in the future. I may have put too much red pepper flakes in as well but it was too spicy for me. Read More
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