Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Photo by Evelyn M.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


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

  • ½

    cup dry white wine

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • ¼

    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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