Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Quick Shrimp Scampi with Linguine is an easy meal that you can use on busy weeknights or for a fancy dinner party on the weekend.  


– 12 oz. uncooked linguine pasta – 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for garnishing – 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved – 4 cloves garlic, minced – 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes (optional) – 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined – 1 Tablespoon lemon zest – 1/2 cup white wine – 1/2 cup parsley, chopped – 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil. Add linguine and simmer for 10 minutes until al dente. While pasta cooks, create sauce.  

Step 1


Add olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When oil is heated, add cherry tomatoes and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and chilli flakes for 2 minutes until golden brown and aromatic.  

Step 2

Cook the prawns for 3 minutes, flipping once, until pink and cooked through. Cook white wine until half-reduced.  

Step 3

Stir in lemon zest, juice, parsley, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. With tongs, transfer pasta from water to sauté pan and coat. Pour olive oil over pasta and serve.  

Step 4


– Calories: 588kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 68g,  – Protein: 35g,  – Fat: 16g,  – Saturated Fat: 2g,  – Cholesterol: 286mg,  – Sodium: 897mg,  – Potassium: 436mg,  – Fiber: 3g,  – Sugar: 4g,  – Vitamin A: 814IU,  – Vitamin C: 27mg,  – Calcium: 205mg,  – Iron: 4mg

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