This classic seafood pasta is guaranteed to impress and surprisingly easy to make. This dish comes together in just 20 minutes and can instantly transport you to a candlelit dinner at your favorite Italian restaurant in the comfort of your home. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day date night at home or when you want something delicious and easy to prepare. We hope you enjoy this simply scrumptious shrimp scampi.
1 ½ medium sized shrimp (shelled and peeled)
½ cup chicken broth or dry white wine
4 tsp minced garlic
2 T butter
2 T olive oil
1 tsp salt
⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
Pinch of black pepper
⅓ cup chopped parsley
3 T lemon juice
1 (16 oz.) box of linguine pasta
If you have chosen to use frozen shrimp for this recipe, make sure you have thawed your shrimp.
In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add your linguine pasta and cook until al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir occasionally to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
When your pasta has finished cooking, drain it, and set it aside.
In a large saucepan on medium heat, add your butter and olive oil.
Add your garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Pour in your broth or wine, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to the saucepan. Simmer on low heat until the broth has reduced by half.
Add your shrimp to the saucepan and cook them until they turn pink, about 5 to 6 minutes. If you’re using pre-cooked shrimp, sauté the shrimp until they are heated all the way through and fully coated in the sauce.
Add your linguine pasta, lemon juice and chopped parsley and stir until combined.
Garnish with extra fresh parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!