Monday, February 9, 2009

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

One of my favorite meals!  There are many ways to make what I call shrimp pasta, either a butter base or white sauce with many variations in between.  If you click on the label "shrimp pasta," you will find more recipes.

This recipe comes from one of my favorite chefs, Tyler Florence from the Food Network.  All of his recipes are fabulous!  The link to more recipes from him follow the recipe.


    • 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.

Source: The Food Network . . . Tyler Florence

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