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Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Indulge in the delicious simplicity of our Shrimp Scampi with Pasta, a timeless classic that promises to delight your taste buds! This exquisite dish features succulent shrimp sautéed to perfection in a rich, garlicky butter sauce, delicately seasoned with a hint of red pepper flakes for a slight kick. Tossed with al dente pasta, each forkful offers a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, crowned with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon for an extra zest. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for entertaining guests, our Shrimp Scampi with Pasta is sure to impress. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this gourmet experience in the comfort of your own home!

Estimated Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes 
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (Optional)
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pinch kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Step 1: Gather ingredients
  2. Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook linguine in boiling water until nearly tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Step 3: Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Step 4: Cook and stir shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the hot butter and oil until shallots are translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Step 5: Season shrimp with kosher salt and black pepper; add to the skillet and cook until pink, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet and keep warm.
  6. Step 6: Pour white wine and lemon juice into skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon.
  7. Step 7: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet, stir 2 tablespoons olive oil into butter mixture, and bring to a simmer.
  8. Step 8: Toss linguine, shrimp, and parsley in the butter mixture until coated; season with salt and black pepper. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil to serve.
  9. Step 9: Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g25%
Saturated Fat 7g33%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 260mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 58g21%
Dietary Fiber 4g13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin C 10mg11%
Calcium 52mg4%
Iron 5mg27%
Potassium 269mg6%

Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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