Shrimp Scampi over Linguine

Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
Shrimp Scampi over Linguine

It is well documented on this blog that shrimp is my favorite protein in the world. I get like Bubba in Forrest Gump when I talk about it. If I had to pick a favorite way to serve it, scampi would be it. So this week it was back to a classic, not to mention one of my all time favorite dishes, with my shrimp scampi over linguine! It was so easy to make and on the table in 20 minutes.

Prep could not have been quicker for this shrimp scampi over linguine! I bought my shrimp already peeled and deveined, so all I had to do was remove the tails. Then I just finely chopped a whole lot of garlic and parsley.
Prep could not have been quicker for this shrimp scampi over linguine! I bought my shrimp already peeled and deveined, so all I had to do was remove the tails. Then I just finely chopped a whole lot of garlic and parsley.
The shrimp, garlic and parsley all bathed in an amazing sauce of butter, olive oil, lemon zest and a little cognac. The cognac was the real kicker here. It gave such a depth of flavor to the shrimp scampi over linguine.
The shrimp, garlic and parsley all bathed in an amazing sauce of butter, olive oil, lemon zest and a little cognac. The cognac was the real kicker here. It gave such a depth of flavor to the shrimp scampi over linguine.
All I had to do after that was toss that gorgeous shrimp and sauce with super tender linguine I had cooked. I loved the linguine for this recipe because it was just delicate enough for the scampi sauce without becoming overpowered by it. It just absorbed the yummy sauce so wonderfully!
All I had to do after that was toss that gorgeous shrimp and sauce with super tender linguine I had cooked. My tongs were the perfect tool to really bring everything together. I loved the linguine for this recipe because it was just delicate enough for the scampi sauce without becoming overpowered by it. It absorbed the yummy sauce so wonderfully!

Then I just served the shrimp scampi over linguine immediately! It came together in 20 minutes and could not have been easier. Oh my goodness was I happy eating it too. The shrimp were so succulent and flavorful, acting as the perfect complement to the sauce and tender pasta. I loved that it felt really fancy but was still simple enough for a busy weeknight. I hope you all enjoy this simple classic and one of my favorite dishes in the world! Now I need to go watch Forrest Gump. xo

Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
4.34 from 3 votes
Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This version of classic shrimp scampi over linguine is so incredible and comes together easily in 20 minutes! It's fancy without the fuss for a weeknight. 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
Servings: 6
Calories: 588 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole lemon zested
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cognac
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove and salt it generously. Cook the linguine in it just until tender for about 8-9 minutes. While the pasta cooks, combine the butter, olive oil and lemon zest in a large skillet with deep sides. Heat it up over medium high heat to let it all melt together. Add the garlic and parsley and let it infuse into the butter and oil for just 30 seconds. Then add the shrimp in and let them cook in the sauce for about 3-4 minutes, until they become pink and opaque. Lastly, pour in the cognac and let it cook off for another 30 seconds.
  2. The pasta should be done by about this time. Drain it and get it into the skillet with the shrimp and sauce. Toss it all together thoroughly for a minute, then take it off of the heat. Stir in the pecorino romano cheese to let it melt right in. Serve immediately with extra fresh parsley on top and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 244
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.1g42%
Saturated Fat 10.7g67%
Cholesterol 377mg126%
Sodium 691mg30%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 43.2g14%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 44.8g90%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Shrimp Scampi over Linguine
Shrimp Scampi over Linguine

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12 thoughts on “Shrimp Scampi over Linguine”

  1. This recipe looks very easy to make! I’ve never had any type of fish so I wouldn’t know lol, but the linguine is such a great choice! Xoxo

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