These Sautéed Shrimp in Creamy Saffron Sauce are seriously one of the BEST shrimp dishes I have ever tasted. Loaded with an insane amount of flavor, super easy to make and done in 20 minutes. Serve these shrimp as a tapas dish or pour them over pasta for an incredible dinner. To make the cream sauce, I used heavy cream. The secret when working with heavy cream, is to mix it continuously on a low-medium heat. So important to mix continuously, otherwise the cream will curd. I went for 5 to 6 minutes, which gives you a thick sauce. If you want a thinner sauce, go for 3 to 4 minutes. I also used some high-quality saffron threads to make the cream sauce. So important to use the best quality saffron to make this sauce. Otherwise, the entire recipe won´t have that magical flavor.
Heat a 1/4 cup of white wine in a saucepan, once it comes to a light boil transfer the hot wine into a bowl, pinch in 1/2 tsp saffron threads and set aside to allow the saffron to infuse with the white wine
Finely mince 2 cloves garlic, finely dice 1/2 of a shallot, finely chop a handful of fresh parsley and pat down 12 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined) with some paper towels, then season the shrimp with sea salt & black pepper
Heat a nonstick fry pan with a medium-high heat, after 4 minutes pour in a generous tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and swirl the pan so it coats the entire surface, instantly add in the shrimps, mix occasionally, after 1 1/2 to 2 minutes remove the shrimps from the pan and transfer to a bowl
Using the same pan, lower the fire to a low-medium heat, add in another tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, the diced shallots and the minced garlic, mix continuously, after 30 seconds add in 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and mix together until well combined, then add in the saffron infused white wine and 1/2 cup of heavy cream, continue to mix continuously so the cream does not curd, after 5 to 6 minutes season with sea salt & black pepper and quickly mix together, turn off the heat, add in the cooked shrimp and 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley, mix together until well combined, transfer to a shallow bowl, serve next to a crusty baguette, enjoy!