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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3/4 pound linguine pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and cleaned
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 lemon thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling water, add 1 tablespoon salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium0low heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper, and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat; add parsley, lemon zet, lemon juice,lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.
  3. When the pasta is done, reserve 1/4 cup pasta water. Drain the cooked linguine and return to pot. Immediately add the pasta water, shrimp and sauce; toss well to combine and serve.