Saturday, April 16, 2011

Linguine and Shrimp Scampi

Sometimes I get on a kick.  Some might find that fact a point for criticism, but I think it is a charming little quirk, even if I say so myself.  The kick I am on now is related to lemons...and shrimp.  I got in the mood for shrimp the other night and since lemons are on my mind a lot lately I thought of shrimp scampi. 

I shared a delicious Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe with you a little while ago, but I wanted to make one with pasta. 

Shrimp Scampi
As a result, we had this Linguine and Shrimp Scampi that tasted light and delicious. 

 It was a perfect spring dinner.

Shrimp Scampi Ingredients

Linguine and Shrimp Scampi
Serves 3-4

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 lemon, zest grated
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
  • 1/8 cup dry vermouth
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the linguine for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Toss the shrimp with the salt and pepper, set aside.  In another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter, olive oil and red pepper flakes over medium-low heat.  
Heat The Butter, Oil and Red Pepper

Add the shrimp, and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 3- 5 minutes turning them midway. 

Place The Shrimp In The Pan
You don't need to stir the shrimp.  Just turn them once when you see them start to turn pink around the edges.
Turn The Shrimp Pnce When They Start To Turn Pink

Remove the shrimp from the pan to another plate.   Add the garlic to the pan.   Saute for 1 minute.  Be careful, the garlic burns easily!  Add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice and vermouth.   Cook together for 1 minute. Toss to combine.

The Scampi Sauce

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine.  Immediately add the shrimp back to the pan with the sauce, add the linguine, toss well, and serve.

Toss The Linguine, Shrimp And Scampi Sauce Together

Try this shrimp scampi for a yummy spring dinner.  You can get the printable Linguine and Shrimp Scampi recipe by clicking the link.

Do you want another shrimp recipe?  Try my Stove Top Shrimp And Pasta.



  1. Printing this as I type this. Made the stove top shrimp and pasta again tonight. Love it! I added spinach, not only did it add color to the dish but it was a way to get my hubby to eat more veggies:)

  2. Thanks, Amy! I bet you are going to like this one just as well!

  3. I am fixing this for supper tonight. I cannot eat shrimp; however, it's fun, occasionally, to fix for my husband.

    I noticed PW had a recipe for this today, but after reading yours, I decided I liked the way you do it better!

    Keep up the good work. You are a breath of fresh air!!

  4. Thanks Linda. I appreciate the vote of confidence. I hope your hubby enjoys the shrimp scampi!

  5. Yummy.The golden-orange shrimps in the pan look gorgeous & the complete dish is zesty. And its diverse too , we can enjoy the shrimps alone or with the pasta.


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