Shrimp Scampi

This recipe is intended to use jumbo shrimp but I wanted to use up my smaller shrimp in the freezer instead. I’m not much of a seafood person but the kids and my husband like shrimp so I gave it a shot!

Recipe: Linguine with Shrimp Scampi
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Food Network – Barefoot Contessa
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, zest grated
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.
  3. When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.

 

Linguine with Shrimp Recipe

I used frozen shrimp for this recipe because it’s cheaper and more convenient.  This recipe calls for a lot of lemon. My husband and I felt like the lemon was a little over powering so if you don’t like lemon to overpower, you can cut the 1/4 cup (2 lemons) lemon juice into 1/8 cup (1 lemon). You can add more garlic in place of the lemon.

I decided to add steamed broccoli to the dish because it looked so boring, LOL! It added some nice color and flavor to the dish.

1 Comment

Meal Planning

March 10, 2012 @ 15:13

This recipe looks great, going to try it tonight using your advice in regards to adding steamed broccoli. Thanks!

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