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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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This would be a great dish withholding the olive oil, salt and wine but even having a small amount of wine that has had the alcohol cooked out is okay.
I think this was a great recipe. Omitting the olive oil, salt and wine as suggested would, in my opinion, make a bland, tasteless dish. As written, this recipe would not have alcohol in it--as prepared the alcohol would have cooked out. I suggest leaving the recipe as written and budgeting for the olive oil since, as writtine, you would be at about a teaspoon per serving. This is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it.
19 Apr 10 by member: Lesjes89
I thought it was great... I added more of the red pepper to make it more spicy... Very delicious and satisfying...
19 May 10 by member: Mom2Jade
Very good for the Ancient European Diet. There is a good combination of many types of foods.
Excellent dish. It has become my new shrimp "fav!" I served with sauteed green beans and a toasted wheat baggette. Delicious and low cal!
04 Jun 10 by member: SunBthr
I loved the recipe.. only I added diced Tomatoes and mushrooms. Very delicious. Thanks for sharing!
18 Sep 10 by member: Love2Munch8
This dish was outstanding, considering the low amount of calories. Actually it would be great anyways.
12 Oct 10 by member: miketafc
Super yummy! Can not wait to make it again! Although, I think its more of a 2 person meal than 4 :)
21 Oct 10 by member: SassyLassy6979
easy to make and very yummy, I servied it with spaghetti squash for more fill
10 Nov 10 by member: curleysmith
Delicious!!! I added some spinach into the recipe to make it a larger dish and had it as the main meal.
27 Apr 11 by member: mwyli001
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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