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4 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Garlic Basil Shrimp

A versatile shrimp dish using fresh basil and white wine with garlic.



  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over moderately heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté shrimp, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes to the oil remaining in skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add wine and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in freshly chopped basil and tomatoes and season the sauce with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  6. Return the shrimp to the pan and cook just until heated through.
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One of my favorite shrimp recipes. Added a squeeze of lemon juice near the end.
24 Jun 14 by member: Skilover
Absolutely loved this recipe
22 Nov 13 by member: MrsHotrod
Really simple and surprising how you can create a delicious 5 star meal in no time , i used peald tomatoes instead of cheery ones
02 Nov 13 by member: moonlord78
I added extra tomatoes and served 2 portions and froze the rest for another meal with brown rice.
14 May 13 by member: Ellie Prive
Great recipe! I added asparagus and scallops then served it on cooked rice sticks. Very filling meal and low fat.
24 Apr 13 by member: saratogagirl
This was very good. I didn't have any fresh basil so I had to use dried but it was still very good. It was also very easy and quick to make. My husband even liked it!
16 Feb 13 by member: SJacqueline
I added mushrooms to this dish and it was great we ate it all.
15 Jan 12 by member: Laura Terry
3 pts
03 Dec 11 by member: mama mel
this is a great recipe, we put wheat pasta with this was a great meal...
20 Sep 11 by member: B whalen
AMAZING! It was light and delicious. We had crab tails instead of shrimp because it was on hand. Can't wait to try it again!
14 Jul 11 by member: 150byaug
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Nutrition summary:

There are 150 calories in 1 serving of Garlic Basil Shrimp.
Calorie break-down: 56% fat, 18% carbs, 26% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 67
Calories 150
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 7.39g 11%
  Saturated Fat 1.051g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.966g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 5.017g  
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Potassium 124mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5.4g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
  Sugars 1.96g  
Protein 7.88g  
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 95%
Calcium 13% Iron 31%
of RDI*
(150 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (18%)
Fat (56%)
Protein (26%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories