Linguine With Shrimp

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Recipe: #25332

December 11, 2016

"We enjoyed this easy shrimp and pasta recipe. Obviously any pasta will work."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (454.6 g)
  • Calories 452.1
  • Total Fat - 25 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 365 mg
  • Sodium - 1785.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 4 g
  • Protein - 41.3 g
  • Calcium - 198.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 62.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling water according to package directions; drain.

Step 2

In a skillet over medium high heat melt the butter and then add the shrimp; sprinkle with salt and pepper and basil. Saute for 2 minutes or until pink; using a slotted spoon transfer to a medium bowl.

Step 3

Add onions, green pepper and garlic to skillet and saute another minute. Stir in sherry (or wine) and lemon peel; boil until reduced -- only a few minutes. Stir in clam juice and cream; boil until sauce thickens (8-10 minutes). Return shrimp and juices to skillet. Add pasta; toss and season with salt and pepper and basil (if using fresh basil).


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting shrimp, look for ones that are firm and smell fresh.
  • If you don't have sherry or white wine, you can substitute with chicken broth.

  • Butter: Olive oil. The benefit of this substitution is that it is a healthier alternative to butter, with fewer saturated fats. It also has a subtle flavor that will not overpower the other ingredients.
  • Clam juice: Vegetable broth. The benefit of this substitution is that it is a vegetarian-friendly option, and it will also add more flavor to the dish. Additionally, it will help to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.

Linguine With Vegetables Replace the shrimp with an equal amount of your favorite vegetables (such as mushrooms, zucchini, and bell peppers). Saute the vegetables in the butter for 2 minutes before adding the onions, garlic, sherry, and lemon peel. Proceed with the recipe as written.

Garlic Bread:

This classic side dish pairs perfectly with the Linguine With Shrimp. The garlic and butter flavors of the bread will complement the shrimp and pasta dish nicely. Plus, it's a quick and easy dish to make.

Ceasar Salad: This crunchy, flavorful salad is the perfect accompaniment to the Linguine With Shrimp. The creamy dressing and crunchy croutons will provide a great contrast to the shrimp and pasta, and the freshness of the salad will help to balance out the richness of the dish.


Q: How long should I boil the sauce?

A: Boil the sauce until it thickens, which should take 8-10 minutes.

Q: What ingredients do I need for the sauce?

A: You will need tomato sauce, garlic, onion, oregano, basil, olive oil, and salt.

3 Reviews


Wow! Is this tasty...I cut the recipe in half and used 4 oz of made a really nice portion for dinner...I used the sherry and I believe it really enhanced the overall flavor of the dish...instead of grating the lemon rind I just zested it... I got the water boiling before I started cooking the shrimp dish...I put the pasta in to cook just prior to adding the clam juice and cream to the all came together perfectly...made for Bill Board tag game...


review by:
(30 Jun 2019)


Loved it. The shrimp took about 2 minutes to cook through. If you overcook them they will be tough. Loved the combination of flavors and it will be made again! Dinner was on the table in less than 30 mins.


review by:
(22 Oct 2018)


Quick easy and delicious so quick the shrimp were cooked before the pasta and that took 10 minutes actually it took longer to get the water for the pasta up to boiling than to make this delicious dish. Thank you ellie for a delicious dinner, made for Pick Me tag game.


review by:
(31 May 2018)

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Fun facts:

The sherry in this recipe is a fortified wine, and it was a favorite of Winston Churchill's. He reportedly drank it every day.

The use of lemon peel in this recipe is a nod to traditional Italian cuisine, which often uses citrus fruits to add a burst of flavor to dishes.