Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
15 min

3 servings

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 3 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, zest grated
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.

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so good I've already made it twice! To see how mine came out, check out my blog, the url is in my profile. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good dish! Tonight was my first time making it and followed the exact recipe. I will definitely make this again, but next time not use so much lemon. Between the slices, the zest, and the juice, it was just a bit too much. Overall, good recipe and everyone enjoyed it! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this dish...followed the recipe exactly and added half an onion, 8 ounces of sliced bella mushrooms, grape tomatoes split in half, and 1/4 cup good white wine. Once the dish was assembled, I shredded fresh parmesan on top! My daughter even had seconds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved everything about this quick, yummy dish. I used whole wheat linguine and San parsley as I dint have any. Perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an awesome Valentine's Dinner I made for my sweetie. I used more garlic than called for because we both love garlic. I also used the zest of a whole lemon, but I left out the lemon slices. I ended up using more than 1/4 cup of lemon juice because there was a little more than that when I squeezed two lemons. We both thought the amount of lemon was perfect. And it was so easy and fast. He was surprised when I told him dinner was ready. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe. I used half the lemon and added some white wine. Great Valentine's Day dinner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just about the best shrimp scampi ever! Easy to make. Perfect balance of lemon to garlic and the zest puts this dish over the top. Leave it to Ina Garten. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!!! and best of all very simple and quick recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE this recipe. The first time I made it, I remember thinking "Olive oil AND butter AND lemon? This is too good to be true!" Then I made it. I now refer to it as my signature dish and call Ina Garten my spirit animal. Every guy I have gone out with has loved it too--except for one, who was allergic to shellfish (no wonder we broke up!). Strangely, the man who won my heart is the world's most diehard shrimp lover, and we love making this recipe together. I prefer angel hair to the linguine--I find the linguine I am using often gets too soggy, but maybe it is because I used whole wheat? I typically use multigrain angel hair and it turns out absolutely perfect. I really haven't eaten much seafood since I am from South Dakota, but somehow has become my favorite recipe of all time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too too much lemon!!! No other flavors exist. Other than that, it's a basic scampi recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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