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Quick Shrimp Scampi

This recipe for Quick Shrimp Scampi with Linguine is easy enough for busy weeknights and impressive enough for weekend dinner parties.
4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. While the pasta cooks, make the sauce.
  • In a large sauté pan set over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and chili flakes and cook, stirring, until the garlic is golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and cook, flipping once, until pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the white wine and cook until it has reduced by half.
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Using tongs, transfer the pasta from the water to the sauté pan and toss to coat.
  • Drizzle the pasta with olive oil then serve.
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