Linguine With Shrimp Scampi

linguine with shrimp scampi

This recipe was inspired by Ina Garten, aka the Barefoot Contessa.

Tried and True: Linguine With Shrimp Scampi
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Serves: 5 servings
This is a delicious meal that comes together quickly. It’s perfect for company or for a special family dinner.
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 pound linguine (I use gluten free)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1.5 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  1. Cook linguine according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter and olive oil over low heat in a large saute pan
  3. Add the garlic and saute for just a minute. It burns quickly.
  4. Add the shrimp, a teaspoon of salt, and the pepper.
  5. Saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove from the heat.
  7. Add the parsley, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes.
  8. Toss to combine.
  9. When the pasta is done, plate it and top it with shrimp and sauce.


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15 Responses

  1. Looks delicious! I’m guessing this is not on my low-carb eating plan I’ve been following. I’ll save it for a cheat day. By the way, love your blog … just getting started blogging and have been reading yours daily. You’re a hoot!

  2. Ina is “tivoed” at my house – love her! Wouldn’t you love to be one of her dinner guests?
    I will have to try this – thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds delicious and right up our alley. I do love me some Ina Garten – she is so calm and soothing, isn’t she? I wish she were my aunt or something so I could go stay at her beautiful but still charming home for long weekends. And eat until I couldn’t hold another bite. Sigh.

  4. I really like the Barefoot Contessa too. I enjoy her cooking..this looks really good. I have a recipe similar but will bookmark this one…thanks.

  5. Oh my this looks divine. I thank you for this. And so does my husband. Because it takes a LOT to get me to want to cook and this makes me want to.


  6. Food splattered and dogeared are the BEST cookbooks! For me that is my Betty Crocker cookbook (although the new version that I have is not as thorough as my mom’s) and Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook. I tried 3 new recipes from Jessica’s cookbook this weekend – YUMMY!

  7. THanks for the recipe. I love Ina too. I have never tried this recipe because buying and cooking shrimp is new to me. Do you buy fresh or frozen? My favorite recipe of her’s is her “Indonesian Chicken.” Have you ever tried that? OMG….SO GOOD!

  8. Oh.My.Gosh. That looks incredibly yummy and the ingredient requirements are a little different than the version I have made in the past. I plan to try this one because it just … sounds better. 😀

    Thankfully the kids will eat it (except one!)
    Thanks for a great recipe!!

  9. I love Ina, too. I’ve fixed this same recipe of hers several times, and love it! It’s simple, quick, and absolutely delicious. Like you, I omit the lemon slices. My son recently married, and he called a few nights ago to tell me that he and his new bride were having Ina’s shrimp scampi and linguine. It’s a winner!

  10. I’ve printed this one out and let me tell you, this sounds (and looks) so fantastic, I’ll be making it as soon as I get home from my next grocery shopping trip. I have every single ingredient except the shrimp and the lemons. I’ll do the zest and this is so pretty, I’ll also do the lemon slices for presentation. For my family. Which is me and Rob. I seriously need to get one of Ina Garten’s cookbooks. I love her show too.

  11. I love Barefoot Contessa too. We do the cheddar corn chowder several times each winter. It makes so much I usually share with some other lucky family. 🙂 Of course there’s also the parmesan smashed potatoes, the oven fried chicken, the pasta with sun-dried tomatoes…….

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