Shrimp Scampi Florentine from Chef Elliott

This recipe is offered on the FaceBook page of Chef Elliott Farmer.

“Here’s a recipe that I love…Shrimp Scampi Florentine”

1/3 c cream cheese
8 oz mozerella cheese, shredded
2 T butter
2 T prepared basil pesto
2 large plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 sm green chili pepper, seeded and chopped
1 t old bay seasoning, or to taste
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 c fresh spinach


  1. Combine the butter and cream cheese in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir in pesto, green chili and tomatoes. Simmer until the tomatoes start to soften.
  3. Season with old bay seasoning to taste.
  4. Add cheese and stir constantly until melted.
  5. Stir the shrimp into the sauce, and cook just until they turn pink.
  6. Add the spinach, and stir until wilted, about 1 minute.
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