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Dive Into Creamy Bliss With Our 15-Minute Shrimp Scampi Linguine Recipe

Serve this pasta toss with crusty bread to mop up the garlicky broth

Dive into a luxurious bowl of pasta with this easy shrimp scampi linguine recipe. We bathed fresh shrimp in a rich and garlicky butter sauce with bread crumbs and tossed it with linguine. You won’t believe this dish takes under 30 minutes — and it tastes like date night without leaving the house! The origins of scampi trace back to Italy, where it was traditionally made with langoustines, a type of small lobster. Today, shrimp has become the most common protein used in this dish. The key lies in using high-quality, fresh shrimp and cooking them just until opaque to ensure a tender and juice texture.

For the best results in this shrimp scampi linguine recipe, don’t overcrowd the pan when cooking the shrimp. This will lower the temperature and potentially lead to a rubbery texture. We also have a hack for cooking shell-on shrimp! And if you love shrimp, this 15-minute Stuffed Shrimp recipe makes the perfect appetizer.

Yields

4 servings

Total Time

Prep Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. linguine pasta
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 1/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs, toasted
  • 1 lb. peeled, deveined jumbo (21–25) shrimp, tails on
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Chopped fresh parsley + 1 chile pepper, thinly sliced (optional)

Instructions

• In large high-sided skillet of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid; drain pasta.

• In small microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 Tbs. butter until melted, about 15 sec.; add in breadcrumbs; stir until evenly coated and combined. Reserve.

• In same skillet, melt 1 Tbs. butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook, flipping occasionally, until shrimp are pink and opaque, 5–6 min. Add minced garlic; cook 1 min. or until fragrant.

• Stir in lemon juice, reserved pasta cooking liquid and remaining 1 Tbs. butter until butter just melts, about 1 min. Add pasta; cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 min. Transfer to serving plate. Sprinkle with reserved breadcrumb mixture. If desired, toss with chile pepper and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 360 kcal
  • Fat: 10 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 6 gram
  • Protein: 24 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 46 gram
  • Fiber: 2 gram
  • Cholesterol: 175 mg
  • Sugar: 3 gram
  • Sodium: 580 mg
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