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Shrimp Florentine

Easy and elegant dinner
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute seafood meals, recipes for lent with shrimp, shrimp florentine, shrimp in cream sauce recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 457kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp cleaned and deveined
  • 2 tbs olive oil


  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup rich chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese grated
  • 1 cup chopped spinach thawed and water squeezed out (see NOTES)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste.


  • Heat a large pan over medium high heat. Add the oil and when it shimmers, add the shrimp. Cook just until it starts to turn pink; remove from pan.
  • In the same pan, add the butter. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and cook only until it’s fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the stock, cream and grated cheese. Stir well, and cook until the liquid is reduces 25 per cent, about 6-10 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and the shrimp. Simmer for about 5 minutes and serve immediately.


Fresh baby spinach may be substituted, but use about 2 cups.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1072mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5591IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 3mg