So, this Shrimp Scampi Pasta is my ultimate meal. As in, if I had to choose a last meal this would be at the top of the list.
Fresh shrimp, butter, roasted garlic, lemon, parsley and pasta! So unbelievably simple and still Amazing!
I love when a dish isn’t too fussy or complicated. But it still tastes phenomenal and is an impressive meal.
Shrimp Scampi Pasta is all of those. Indulgent, fresh, bright, flavorful, satisfying, uncomplicated, perfection.
A couple months ago I participated in the Shrimp Showdown, hosted by OXO and The Shrimp Councel. I received 5 lbs of HUGE shrimp from Eastern Fish Company.
I couldn’t decide between two recipes: Spicy Shrimp Roll or Shrimp Scampi Pasta.
So I made both!
We had quite the Shrimp Extravaganza that day. It was beautiful. Glorious. The Best Day Evuh.
I know people either tend to love or hate shrimp.
If you hate shrimp . . . why are you still reading this? And, I don’t understand you. But thanks for following along!
I LOVE SHRIMP! And if you are a shrimp fan too, you need to make this Shrimp Scampi Pasta!
This recipe is perfect for date night, family dinner or (if you are like me) a glutinous meal to serve one!
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- 1 lb Shrimp - thawed 15, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 stick Butter 4 Tablespoons
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
- 10 Cloves Roasted Garlic - chopped use less if preferred
- Handful of chopped/snipped Italian Parsley - to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Lemon - cut into small wedges optional
- Small pinch of Red Pepper Flakes optional
- 8 ounces Linguine Pasta - cooked according to package
Prepare roasted garlic, shrimp and pasta.
Melt butter and olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
Add garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice and shrimp. (add red pepper flakes now if doing so)
Cook until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Time varies depending on shrimp size, usually 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add pasta, parsley and lemon wedges. Toss to coat pasta with shrimp scampi.
Serve immediately to all of your shrimp-loving friends and family!
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