Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

  • 1 pound linguini
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced or minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

Thaw shrimp. Remove and reserve shells and tails (if any). Devein if not bought deveined..

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and keep warm.

While pasta is cooking, in large skillet, melt butter in olive oil over medium-high heat. Add reserved shells and tails, shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes (if using). Sauté until shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Remove shells and tails, add shrimp and cook until barely pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add parsley and pasta. Add pasta water as needed. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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