Shrimp Scampi with Linquini

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Recipe: #12630

May 25, 2014

"Recipe from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, easy and so very good"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (337.7 g)
  • Calories 776.3
  • Total Fat - 31.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 56.1 mg
  • Sodium - 659.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 100.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.9 g
  • Sugars - 5 g
  • Protein - 26.3 g
  • Calcium - 162.1 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 30.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in another large, heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 tablespoon of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

Step 3

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.


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.

  • For the best flavor, choose high-quality olive oil and butter.
  • Make sure to buy peeled and deveined shrimp to save time.

  • Substitute vegetable oil with avocado oil - Avocado oil is a healthier alternative to vegetable oil as it contains more beneficial monounsaturated fats and is rich in antioxidants. This substitution will add flavor and health benefits to the dish.
  • Substitute parsley with cilantro - Cilantro is a great substitute for parsley because it has a similar flavor profile, but with a bit more of a citrusy note that will complement the lemon zest and lemon juice in the dish.

Garlic-Parmesan Shrimp Scampi Replace the lemon juice with 1/2 cup white wine and add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese to the sauce. Saute the shrimp for about 3 minutes, until they are just cooked through. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and serve.

RECOMMENDED_DISH: Roasted Asparagus with Garlic - This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Shrimp Scampi with Linguini. Roasting the asparagus with garlic and olive oil brings out the flavor and adds a nice crunch to the meal. The garlic adds a nice flavor to the dish and the asparagus is a great source of vitamins and minerals.

RECOMMENDED_DISH: Roasted Tomatoes with Oregano - This simple side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Shrimp Scampi with Linguini. Roasting the tomatoes with oregano and olive oil brings out the flavor and adds a nice contrast to the meal. The oregano adds a nice herbal flavor to the dish and the tomatoes are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins.


Q: What type of shrimp should I use for this recipe?

A: Use large shrimp that are peeled and deveined. You can buy them already prepared or do it yourself.

Q: What kind of cooking oil should I use?

A: Use a neutral-flavored cooking oil, such as vegetable, canola, or corn oil. Olive oil has a strong flavor and may not be suitable for all recipes.

2 Reviews


Scaled back for one serve and a very generous one at that but still thoroughly enjoyed thank you blonde-ciik made for Alphabet Soup tag game.


review by:
(12 Jul 2018)


Ina always does it right so I knew this would be a wonderful choice for us. Great tasting and easy too. We loved the bit of hot pepper flakes for a little heat on the tongue.


review by:
(22 Jul 2014)

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Fun facts:

This recipe is based on the classic Italian-American dish scampi, which is usually made with shrimp or lobster and flavored with garlic, white wine, and butter.

The recipe for Shrimp Scampi with Linguini has been featured on the Food Network show Barefoot Contessa, hosted by celebrity chef Ina Garten.