Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Linguine With Shrimp Scampi

I am definitely a girl who likes her lemons. Whether it’s in my lemonade, squeezed over some grilled fish, in a salad dressing or even in my glass of ice water, I will love it.

You probably could have guessed that, though, from my recent post on Halibut Picatta with Asparagus.  Dustin, however, isn’t usually a big fan of lemon (despite what he’d probably tell you).  He likes lemon to play a minor role in a dish, as opposed to having a dish bursting with tart lemony goodness.  Therefore, I usually wind up not making many dishes that involve lemon at our house.  However, the urge has just been too strong lately.  The flood gates have opened.

Each time I make it, I’m shocked at how quickly it actually comes together.  This dish can be a great weeknight dinner–or even lunch.   That really is the beauty of a simple lemon, garlic and butter sauce.  The flavors are much more subtle than your usual shrimp scampi, so it’s great for Dustin.  Though, you can increase the amount of lemon if you like more of a kick (which is great for me!).

I serve this with some garlic bread and it’s great.

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

Linguine with Shrimp Scampi
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This is a very tasty Linguine with Shrimp Scampi recipe. This dish can be a great weeknight dinner--or even lunch.
Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • ¼ cup (approx. 2 lemons) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  1. Add the 1 tbsp. kosher salt to a large pot of boiling water and cook the linguine for 7 to 10 minutes, until al dente (not fully tender but very close). Once cooked, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat in a large fry pan.
  3. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant. Take care not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add the shrimp, the remaining 1½ tsp. kosher salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp become pink and no longer translucent, about 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes and stir to combine.
  6. Serve over the cooked linguine or toss to combine, whichever you prefer.


  1. says

    fantastic points altogether, you simply gained a new reader.
    Whatt could you ssuggest in regasrds to your publish that you just made some days inn the past?
    Any positive?

    • says

      Very good question, Lisa! I recommend checking out this article for further information on that issue. If you have a chance to visit a store to do some olive oil tasting (like I talked about in this post) to pick out your own oils and to get more educated about olive oil, I highly recommend it. Let me know if you have any further questions. :)

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