Perfect shrimp scampi! It's deliciously saucy, perfectly rich and buttery and amazingly flavorful! This easy shrimp recipe can be made in under 30 minutes with no hassle or stress. Try it and step into garlicky lemon pasta dinner heaven.
Ready in: 25minutes
1 1/2lbsextra large shrimp,peeled and deviened
3Tbspextra virgin olive oil
4garlic cloves,minced (4 tsp)
1/2cupdry white wine*
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8tspred pepper flakes(optional)
2Tbspfresh lemon juice
1/4cupchopped fresh parsley
Cook linguine according to package instructions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water before draining in case you'd like to thin the dish later.
Meanwhile, melt butter with olive oil in a 12-inch skillet just over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 1 - 2 minutes until just lightly golden (don't brown or it can taste bitter).
Add wine and simmer until reduced by half, about 2 - 3 minutes.
Add in shrimp in an even layer season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and cook until shrimp turn pink, about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes per side.
Stir in lemon juice and a parsley then toss shrimp and sauce with pasta. Thin with pasta water as needed. Serve immediately.
*Low-sodium chicken broth may be substituted.
Shrimp can be also be served with crusty fresh bread for dipping in sauce instead of pasta.