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

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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Pairs Well With
Pinot Grigio

Citrusy, light white wine

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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
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

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