Shrimp Scampi tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen but comes together in under 30 minutes!
I whipped up this recipe on Friday evening before the Hubby and I started to watch Lost from the beginning. We watched it when it was on TV but didn’t get to see or didn’t pay close enough attention to get all the details of the show.
It’s as good today as it was when it was on all those year’s ago. We are watching it on Netflix. Do you have Netflix? If not, you must, it is the best. My only problem is I tend to spend too much time in front of the TV and neglect other things I need to be doing (like housework).
Back to the recipe….you saute garlic in olive oil and butter, then you toss in the shrimp and some spices.
After the shrimp has been sauteed for a few minutes you toss in the linguine and mix it all up and voile, your dish is ready. Just plate it up and toss on some freshly grated parmesan and some herbs if you like.
Serve this up with a salad or try my recipe for Pesto Cheese Bread and you have a nice dinner to share with your Sweetie!
- 12 ounces of linguine, cooked according to package directions
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 lb. shrimp, deveined and shells removed, patted dry
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- ½ tsp. paprika
- Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Fresh parsley or oregano for garnish, optional
- While the pasta is cooking, heat a pan over medium heat and add the butter and olive oil. Mince the garlic and add it to the pan, sauté for 1 minute and add the shrimp, salt, pepper and paprika. Saute until the shrimp are pink, approx. 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Take the pan off the heat and add the pasta and stir to combine and you are ready to serve. Top with parmesan cheese and parsley or oregano if desired.
I used fresh shrimp for this recipe. If you use already cooked shrimp, you won't need to saute the shrimp as long. Make sure the shrimp are thawed before making them.