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Shrimp Scampi with Pasta


40 min

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

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40 min


6 persons




4.00 rating-star (1)


Author: Victoria Bailey
Shrimp scampi with pasta is the ultimate seafood pasta dish. Works with any pasta; angel hair is less filling.


  • (16 ounce) package linguine pasta: 1 pack
  • butter: 2 Tbsp
  • extra-virgin olive oil: 2 Tbsp
  • shallots, finely diced: 2 piece
  • garlic, minced: 2 clove
  • red pepper flakes (Optional): 1 pinch
  • shrimp, peeled and deveined: 1 pound
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper: 1 pinch
  • dry white wine: 0.5 cup
  • lemon, juiced: 1 piece
  • butter: 2 Tbsp
  • extra-virgin olive oil: 2 Tbsp
  • finely chopped fresh parsley leaves: 0.25 cup
  • extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste: 1 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook linguine in boiling water until nearly tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain.
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  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the hot butter and oil until shallots are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Season shrimp with kosher salt and black pepper; add to the skillet and cook until pink, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet and keep warm.
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  3. Pour white wine and lemon juice into skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet, stir 2 tablespoons olive oil into butter mixture, and bring to a simmer. Toss linguine, shrimp, and parsley in the butter mixture until coated; season with salt and black pepper. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil to serve.
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History of the Shrimp Scampi with Pasta:

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta is a classic Italian dish that has been around for centuries. Originally from the port city of Naples, this dish was quickly picked up by the rest of Italy and eventually found its way to the United States. The dish is known for its succulent shrimp and delicious garlic butter sauce that is paired with linguine pasta.

Tips and Tricks for Shrimp Scampi with Pasta Recipe:

  1. Use good quality shrimp: The quality of shrimp used in this recipe is very important. Make sure you use fresh or frozen shrimp that has not been peeled or deveined.

  2. Cook pasta to perfection: Make sure you cook your pasta al dente, this means it should be cooked until it is tender but still has a bit of a bite.

  3. Add red pepper flakes: If you like heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the garlic butter sauce for a spicy kick.

  4. Use white wine: Use a dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc to add depth to the sauce.

  5. Make sure the garlic doesn't turn brown: Cook the garlic and shallots until they are translucent, not brown, as this will result in a bitter taste.

Tips for presenting the dish:

Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges to add color and flavor to the dish. Serve with a side of garlic bread or a fresh green salad to complete the meal. Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to the top for a cheesy twist on this classic recipe.

What Is Shrimp Scampi?

Shrimp scampi is a seafood dish made of shrimp cooked in a butter, garlic, and white wine sauce. You can serve shrimp scampi by itself as an appetizer or over pasta as a main dish.

Nicole's Top Shrimp Scampi Tips

What does culinary producer Nicole McLaughlin (a.k.a. NicoleMcMom) love about this restaurant-worthy shrimp scampi recipe? "Not only is it easy and cheaper to make at home, but it can be on your table in just 30 minutes." Plus, it's made with very few ingredients — so the shrimp can be the star of the show. Here are a few of her favorite tips:

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