Shrimp Scampi

By LYKLauren
February 27, 2011
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Author Notes:

Shrimp Scampi is a meal that enables you to trick guests into thinking you are a hoity toity chef who spent hours in the kitchen cooking for them, when in reality this comes together in 20 minutes. Add a side salad and some garlic bread and you’ve got yourself a five star meal fit for a king.


Serves: 4

  • 1 pound linguini
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  1. Cook linguine according to directions in salted water.
  2. In a pan large enough to hold the final meal, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat. Sauté the shallots,garlic, and red pepper flakes until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Drizzle in a tablespoon of olive oil.
  5. Add the parsley, lemon zest and cooked pasta to pan. Lay the shrimp on top and serve.

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