Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Total Time:
40 min
15 min
25 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 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

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.

Pairs Well With
Pinot Grigio

Citrusy, light white wine

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    Great dish. I had scampi in a local rest. last evening. This was far better tasting!!!! 
    It was an easy recipe also.
    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!
    I made this recipe and it was great. Me and my husband had a great dinner!!
    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!
    Guest worthy, but easy enough to throw together on a weeknight, too! Loved it with shaved parmesan cheese!
    trying on Friday cannot waitt o try this wow
    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.
    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.
    Delish! Simple. Easy. Flavorful. I wouldn't change a thing.
    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. 
    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 

    stowe, vt 
    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!!!
    Delicious! Easy to follow!!
    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!
    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.
    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!
    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!
    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!!!
    Very easy followed recipe, except added two pds of shrimp instead of one ...... This is a keeper
    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"!
    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!!!
    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.
    Use some of the pasta liquid to moisten the batch
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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.
    I'll never order this again at a restaurant, now that I can make it at home! Simply delicious!!!!!!!!!
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