1 tbsp olive oil
1-lb (500 grams) shrimp, tails on or off
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp unsalted butter
6 cloves garlic minced
1/2 c dry white wine* or chicken broth
1 1/2 c reduced-fat cream**
1/2 c fresh grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Step 1: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 2: Add the oil and allow it to become hot.
Step 3: Season with salt and pepper the 1 pound of shrimp.
Step 4: Add the seasoned shrimp into the hot skillet and fry each side for about 1 to 2 minutes or until opaque.
Step 5: Remove the shrimp from the skillet and place them on a clean plate, then set aside.
Step 6: In the same skillet, add the butter and allow it to melt.
Step 7: Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or until aromatic.
Step 8: Add the broth or white wine. Stir and scrape the bottom of the skillet to get the brown bits.
Step 9: Turn the heat down to low-medium, then add the cream. Allow the mixture to simmer. Season with salt and pepper and make sure to stir from time to time.
Step 10: Add the Parmesan cheese and simmer for 1 more minute or until thick.
Step 11: Put the shrimp back to the skillet and sprinkle parsley on top. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
Step 12: Remove the skillet from the heat.
Step 13: Serve this dish over rice, steamed veggies, or pasta. Enjoy!