Shrimp Enveloped in Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Bliss


 Experience a luxurious union of succulent shrimp and the rich, tangy notes of sun-dried tomatoes. This dish, bathed in a velvety cream sauce, promises a delightful burst of flavors, textures, and colors, transporting you to coastal Italian shores with every bite.

Photo of a plate showcasing perfectly cooked shrimp, glistening in the sun-dried tomato cream sauce, garnished with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan, with a rustic backdrop.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size:

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 6-8 shrimp per person with a generous portion of sauce

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 380 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 28g
  • Fats: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sodium: 390mg
  • Fiber: 3g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Fresh shrimp (peeled and deveined): 500 grams
  • Sun-dried tomatoes (chopped): 150 grams
  • Heavy cream: 250ml
  • Fresh garlic (minced): 20 grams
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams
  • Red pepper flakes: 3 grams
  • Fresh basil (chopped): 20 grams for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan: 50 grams for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté the garlic until aromatic.
  2. Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and stir for a couple of minutes.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream, mixing well until a smooth sauce forms.
  4. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until they turn pink and are cooked through.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh basil and grated Parmesan before serving.
Photo of a skillet on a stove, with the sun-dried tomato cream sauce simmering, shrimp being added, and a wooden spatula mixing the ingredients, steam rising and evoking warmth.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For added depth, deglaze the pan with white wine before adding the cream.
  • A squeeze of fresh lemon juice can add a refreshing zest to the dish.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use frozen shrimp? Yes, ensure they are properly thawed and patted dry before cooking.
  • What pasta pairs well with this dish? Linguine or fettuccine are excellent choices for this creamy sauce.