Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound linguini
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
Directions
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For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done. Drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately.


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This was so easy, fast and delicious. Only one thing wrong, no leftovers item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's was great  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Used fresh linguine. Also, cut cherry tomatoes in half, drizzled with olive oil, s & p, roasted them and added to the dish towards the end. Didn't have the red pepper flakes, so not sure how those are, but they sound good. Used a little more butter, just hand squeezed the lemon and it was plenty - you could always put lemon slices on side dishes and let people add more if they would like, and used a pinot g. wine for the sauce. Everyone loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe some time ago and it was delicious. Easy recipe and I will make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this with angel hair pasta, add some chicken broth, a little lemon and of,course lots of grated cheese at the end.   Yum item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go to recipe when I'm craving shrimp pasta. Made this so many times & it always comes out delicious! I used to make this as is, but over time I've found that making a few tweaks to it helps.  First, I always double the garlic, second I like to add some of the leftover pasta water for more sauce & it helps to thicken it up some, third I add about a cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half at the end of the cooking process, & lastly add parmesan cheese before serving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and delicious. I added 10 clams and steamed until they opened right before adding the shrimp back in with the pasta. Next time I will only use half the pasta. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sooo yummy. Used Bread and Butter Chardonay for the wine. Very good to drink with the dinner too. I added a bit of pesto to the pasta and a bit of garlic butter I have on hand all the time. The BEST Shrimp Scampi I a have ever made to far. My taste buds are singing!!! Thank you Tyler you are the best. Jeana Ellis from S. Chatham, MA. Come visit the Cape if you haven't already. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Doubled the garlic, used half of the lemon. Saved a cup of pasta water and added it at the end with parm cheese for a creamy sauce...Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added another 2 Tablespoons of butter and another teaspoon of minced garlic, and it still retains a bit of a lemon taste. However, it tastes much better. I would probably up it to 4-6 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 the lemon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only twist I add is a pint of roasted cherry tomatoes! LOVE THIS! It is a go to in our home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love shrimp scampi item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like the taste of the sauce in this recipe but I felt there wasn't enough sauce to thoroughly flavor the dish. If I were to do it again, I would either add more sauce ingredients or reduce the amount of pasta used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe comes out perfect every time. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the down home with the neelys recipe is better more butter and garlic like my boyfriend and I like and most importantly more wine!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My gang really enjoyed this dish. I forgot to buy shallots so I just left them out. I don't really like to measure so I was probably a bit heavy handed with the wine, lemon juice and EVOO. Thanks for a great recipe that I'll definitely use again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good stuff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this kinda half arsed; and it still turned out great. Im not a fan of a lot of lemon so I took creative liberty; I'm still learning some things in the kitchen ; I chose to add some melted cheese on top of mine:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this tonight. My husband and I both agree this is not a good dish. Way to much lemon. All you taste is lemon and nothing else, and I added a ton of garlic which my husband and I love. I only used half a pound of pasta. Will not use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good but needs something......perhaps more wine and garlic. Will try again with those slight modifications. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was a pretty decent recipe. Good flavor and easy enough to make. My only complaints are that I actually found it to be just a little too lemony for my palate. Next time I will use use half a lemon instead. I also thought the pasta was a bit dry, but that may have been my fault, as I accidentally picked up fettucine, which is a thicker/wider pasta, instead of linguine. Next time I will pay attention! And also maybe use a little less pasta or make a little more sauce. Good dish though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Is the pasta, one pound before cooking or after cooking? Because mine absorbed all the butter and oil and remain kind of dry. I thought it was too much pasta. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of my fave Tyler Florence recipes! I have made it many times in the past few years & will make it many times more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter made this and it's really good. I might add more garlic and a tad more wine next time. But delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe i happy i tried it . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe and easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually do not write reviews, but I feel compelled to write one having cooked this dish four times in the last month for my family! This dish is AMAZING! There are a couple things I do differently to add more flavor: 1. Add fresh basil and oregano in addition to the parsley. 2. I add an entire stick of butter. 3. Add sliced grape tomatoes (two pints for this recipe size) - I add them when i recombine the shrimp with the sauce; let it simmer for a couple minutes and add the pasta. This is an sensational dish! Enjoy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish. I had scampi in a local rest. last evening. This was far better tasting!!!! It was an easy recipe also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe by Tyler Florence was the best recipe that I've ever tried! It was absolutely fantastic! The only change that I made to it was instead of linguini, I used Annie Chun's Brown Rice Noodles that don't have to be boiled. You just place them in hot water for about ten minutes and then drain and add to the recipe at the appropriate time. This Shrimp Scampi recipe even topped scampi's that hubby and I have had in fine restaurants. Thank you Tyler Florence! This is now my 'go to' recipe from now on! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe and it was great. Me and my husband had a great dinner!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My son just made this recipe and it was a hit across the board from the 5 year old to the 70 year old! We all loved it and wouldn't change a thing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Guest worthy, but easy enough to throw together on a weeknight, too! Loved it with shaved parmesan cheese! item not reviewed by moderator and published
trying on Friday cannot waitt o try this wow item not reviewed by moderator and published
Deliciously simple! Fast and easy (especially if you have peeled & deveined shrimp), and really tasty. I used more butter than oil, up'd the wine and garlic and decreased the lemon. This will become a staple at our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quite tasty and very simple to put together. I doubled the amount of garlic, and may use even more next time, along with more red pepper flakes. Also, I'll use only 1/2 lb of pasta next time, and save the other 1/2 lb for another dish. It made way more than 4 people could eat in one sitting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish! Simple. Easy. Flavorful. I wouldn't change a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My spouse is not a huge pasta fan as he finds that most dishes lack flavor (he's from the Caribbean and everything he eats is dripping in seasoning). To my surprise, he absolutely loved this! I followed the recipe to a "t" only adding more garlic as we're huge garlic fiends. The only issue was that there were no leftovers for my lunch! This will certainly be added to my "Dinner Time Staples" list. item not reviewed by moderator and published
ONE OF OUR STAPLE DINNERS, with changes: * use 4 boneless chicken breast instead of shrimp-(marinate in E.V. olive oil with seasoning for 2-3 hrs) * use 2 large shallots + more garlic * 1 full cup of white wine * use the zest of the lemon + juice * use cilantro instead of parsley * use Cipriani Tagliolini pasta instead of linguini makes for great leftovers G stowe, vt item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and super easy! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect. The flavor is subtle but definitely a keeper! But I made some changes for the leftovers (which wasn't much!): I added 1 slice of diced proscuitto and a clove of minced garlic to the skillet with 1 tsp. olive oil...and sautéed for 2-3 min. over medium high heat. Add the leftover pasta and shrimp to the skillet and toss until just heated through. Awesome!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Easy to follow!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe each time I visit my vacation home in the OBX of NC. This is so easy to make and very easy to adapt to any number of guests. Add a salad, some crusty bread and a few bottles of white wine and you'll have a fabulous meal that is far better than any restaurant! People beg for this! I make it exactly as written- perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What amazingly easy recipe with loads of flavor. great for a quick meal it took me 30 minutes to make and the whole family loved it, even though I didn't have any shallots I substituted regular onions instead and it still came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and absolutely wonderful! I always season to my own taste so I added a little more than just a pinch of red pepper flakes. We like our food with a little "kick" to it. I have made it several times and it is ridiculously simple and tasty. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. It tasted like something you'd get at an Italian restaurant. I was frightened to add so much salt to the pasta water, but it was a revelation how much that helped to boost the flavor. I would make this all the time if shrimp wasn't such a pain to peel! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must say.. This was one easy and quick DELICIOUS recipe!! I didn't have white wine so I didn't add it period. But I once I served it on my plate I added feta cheese and it was out of this world!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy followed recipe, except added two pds of shrimp instead of one ...... This is a keeper item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this. I used 1/2 shallot, 4 cloves garlic but same amount of lemon juice and white wine for just one svg. Also made a buerre manie to thicken the sauce a bit. Tyler is my "go to chef"! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time this evening..followed Tyler's directions to the key, but added more minced garlic, as we are garlic lovers here! Also added McCormicks granular garlic to the sauce..had to use half linguini and half spaghetti, as we only had 2 open boxes..I recommend this recipe, but as a good cook knows, Adapt! We thoroughly enjoyed my version of this dish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good!! and quick. I bought shrimp because I wanted shrimp scampi and had no idea where I was gonna find the recipe. I found this one and will use it in the future when I'm in the mood for shrimp. I didn't have white wine so I used chicken broth. Also didn't have shallots so I used onions. This was heaven!!!! Got my shrimp and pasta fix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Use some of the pasta liquid to moisten the batch item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this pasta! So light, yet robust in flavor. Only edits I made were to cut the butter in half (didn't miss it at all and to add a large handful of halved cherry tomatoes at same time that I added the parsley. Oh and I use fresh rather than dried pasta. I will make this again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only was this scampi recipe easy to make, but it tastes as good as any scampi I've had at any restaurant. It's absolutely delicious! A definite keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I just love this dish. It's easy, tasty and fit for any occasion. Be sure to add a good wine to the meal and don't go making any changes, because it is perfect just the way the recipe is written. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never done home-made Shrimp Scampi. I looked at several recipes before deciding to do this one. It's really simple and easy, and it tastes really good. I will definitely do this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made many Shrimp Scampi recipes in the past and NOTHING compares to this one. I typically find the scampi dishes to be bland and fairly simple. This kicks it up a notch with the shallots and then placing the al dente pasta into the sauce at the end. This really soaks up the flavor in the sauce. I triple the garlic but keep everything else per the recipe. Must try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and good. A winning combination. Probably not the best shrimp dish I've ever made, but good enough that we'll make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'll never order this again at a restaurant, now that I can make it at home! Simply delicious!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
adore it ..I mix it up with (fresh pineapple,mixed in at the end ,or any citrus fruit.great with Arbor Mist Pinot Grigio. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it for a bunch of folks while on vacation on Dewey beach Delaware. Great, the only modification I made was MORE GARLIC :-. Doubled the garlic and wow, it was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like this recipe. I added a little more butter and garlic and double the ingredients for the size I needed and it worked perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy and delicious recipe!!!!! It's great!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is so easy. I think however that it needs a little more omph. It tasted okay, but I will try adding a little clam juice next time to kick that seafood flavor up a notch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was a hit! I made it tonight for my boyfriend and he loved it. I followed the instructions through. I'm sure I will be making this one again...and again...and again. Red Lobster don't have nothing on me lol. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so simple and so delicious. my boyfriend loved it. first time i followed d recipie to a T, 2nd time i fried an egg on both sides and served it on top of the pasta to make it slightly different : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time this evening for my husband and son. Easy and done in no time! We all enjoyed the meal, It was delicious, light and flavorful. Will definitely make again!! Thanks Tyler!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Elegant and simple. Not a lot of ingredients and I agree, fresh grated cheese is a great addition. A burst of freshness and flavor for the palate. A definite addition to our monthly menu. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is classic and easy, however you have to add grated parmesan cheese and a good one not from a plastic store bought jar but grated! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent flavor and very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a simple but wonderful dish. I thought I was eating at a fine 5 star restaurant. Great flavor blend, thought the Linguini was a lot might want to cut down on this a bit but overall a great dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow this recipe is awesome just made it today, and I love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauce is incredible, I doubled the sauce but used less of the lemon, I may have used extra garlic . I used 1 pound jumbo shrimp and 15 - 2 ounce lobster tails (I think they call them slipper tails . I put the tails in 2 minutes before the shrimp, adjust the cooking time to the size of your shrimp. I did use extra sea salt. I only used 8 oz of GF linguine. The flavor of the sauce was perfect, even balance of flavors. I used less lemon because DH doesn't like the lemon but the garlic and shallots really stand out. As always an awesome Tyler dish, thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved it! My two girls 11 and 7 do not like pasta without cheese or meat sauce. They both had two helpings of this wonderfully meal. Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! A new favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my husband loved it definetly a keeper i have tried alot of shrimp scampi but this is the best yet item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG.....double the garlic and it's abostlutely the BEST. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So simple yet so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this so many times. It is delicious and simple. I like to make extra sauce for dipping crusty Italian bread in it...I also put a double shot of cream in it. Now this is Good Eats!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and Easy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and EASY! I don't think I'll ever order shrim scampi again. Hubby said it was better than eating at a restaurant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
GREAT!!!!! I used a small onion because I could not find shallots and chicken broth instead of the white wine. I also used already cooked shrimp. This was a wonderful recipe that I will definately make again! Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy! I used regular white wine instead of dry wine. It turn out fantastic.. Will make it again. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has to be the best and easiest recipe I've ever made. My family went nuts over it. My wife asked me to make it for the next office party they have. The only thing that I want to change is to add some lobster to the sauce. Don't be afraid to try this recipe, I was in a crunch time and it went flawlessly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this for my boys and they loved it. I also did add pasta water to mine even though the recipe did not call for it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have same recipe from 08/2009 and it says to reserve 2 cups of PASTA WATER!!!....That's where the sauce problem arises!....Says to add 2 cups when you are returning shrimp to the pan.......maybe someone left that part out when they reprinted??!!....I love this recipe....so if your having sauce probs...add the pasta water!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, but not incredible. I made this recipe exactly to directions and my observations were: - Like many other posters, i think that this recipe does not make enough sauce. Either cut the amount of pasta by half, or double the remainder of the recipe. But that's a lot of fat, really too much. - The lemon was overpowering for our tastes, and the garlic was underwhelming. I'd adjust those both. - Don't be afraid of salt in the recipe. By the time you get this onto pasta, it will be really bland unless you salt. - I was pleasantly suprised at the perfect zing that the crushed red pepper gives. Not enough to be hot, but just right for creating an underlying warmth that enhances the other flavors. It was remarkably easy. It just didn't have the flavor punch I was hoping for, and with the balance of pasta-to-sauce off so far, I would be making significant changes to this recipe if I make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe! I used cooked shrimp and just heated through. I added broccoli florets at the the end. Next time I will add more crushed red pepper and garlic. Served with Parmesan cheese. was yummy with a few additions. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Other than easy is exceptionally delicious!! again, another happy customer Tyler, you rock!! Every time I make this recipe reminds me why I made it again... item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had this tonight for dinner !!! Very Good, I held off just a little on the lemon juice, next time I will add more and maybe a tich more of pepper flakes! Very Good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it for the first time for my family last night and it was a hit! Simple and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this for the first time it was great. I did sprinkle a little more olive oil on before serving item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful!! I halved the recipe, and used more garlic. Other than that, followed the recipe as written, and it was better than I had hoped. Had fresh asparagus and toasty bread with it. Oh, and I used pre-cooked shrimp, and just didn't cook them long. So, so good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipie was simple and tasted great. The only thing I would do different next time is drizzle a little more olive oil over the linguini. It was a little dry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious and boyfriend had two helpings! I used chicken broth instead of wine...I had drank it all the night before..oops! Loved the garlic flavor yummm and the shrimp were seasoned perfectly, just like shrimp scampi. I'll make sure to remove the tails next time before adding back to the pan, made it difficult to eat! Will make it again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ive never made shrimp scampi before and thought I would try this since it looked yummy and fun to make! I only used 1 slightly larger shallot instead of two, and I did forget the red pepper flakes, but it turned out great anyway, it was light and sweet, it tasted and looked amazing! This is definetly a keeper and a dish to impress the inlaws with! Super easy, super yummy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is definitely a keeper. Delicious and easy to make. Added broccoli to the dish. Will make it again and again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've used this recipe for years, it is the ONLY recipe for scampi I will (ever use. I love it for many reasons, but I LOVE that it is not over "liquidy" (if that's a word! I don't like a soggy scampi and this one packs super flavor but just enough sauce to be soaked up by the shrimp and pasta without being mushy. It is wonderful! Thank you Tyler, this is a WINNER!!! To everyone else who hasn't tried it, make AS IS, no need for additions or substitutions! :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was delicious! I made it for the first time today for lunch. Very simple and easy. I'll definitely be making this again. I may add some yellow and orange peppers next time, but aside from that, I really like this recipe and dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome! Easy to follow directions with incredible results! Tyler's recipes rule! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh actually I reduced the lemon to half. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to mention that it is not easy to find shallots, but I used the ends of scallions....worked out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Shallots are where the garlic is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't use all of the pasta because it was just 2 f us. so it was perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just cut back on the lemon and add a little more butter. and use "Bread and Butter Chardonay" item not reviewed by moderator and published
Agreed. Bit dry and definitely had too much pasta. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree it is too much pasta for the sauce. So making a whole box of pasta might call for more sauce. But it is some tastey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WE like calling NORTH CAROLINA ----- HOME! OBX !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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