Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine is a delicious dinner recipe that is perfect for Lent

Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Tyler Florence - Food Network


  • 1 box linguini
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 2 whole shallots finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • dash Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup drycooking white wine
  • 1 whole Lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves


  1. For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil.
  2. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini.
  3. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover.
  4. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done.
  5. Drain the pasta.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat.
  7. Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm.
  10. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
  11. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil.
  12. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta.
  13. Stir well and season with salt and pepper.
  14. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately.