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A beautifully plated dish of Shrimp Scampi Pasta, garnished with fresh parsley, and ready to delight the senses.

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate seafood delight with our Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe. This classic Italian-American dish combines succulent shrimp with a flavorful garlic and white wine sauce, all served over perfectly cooked linguine or spaghetti. It's a dish that's both elegant and easy to prepare, making it an ideal choice for weeknight dinners or special occasions. Let's dive into the world of savory seafood and aromatic herbs with this delectable recipe.

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To create this mouthwatering Shrimp Scampi Pasta, gather the following ingredients:

  • 8 oz (225g) linguine or spaghetti

  • 1 lb (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Shrimp Scampi Pasta Instructions:

Cook the Pasta: Begin by cooking the linguine or spaghetti according to the package instructions until it reaches al dente perfection. Drain and set aside.

Sauté the Shrimp: In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side until they turn pink and opaque. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate and set aside.

Create the Scampi Sauce: In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, sautéing for about 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant and lightly golden.


Add Tomatoes and Wine: Incorporate the halved cherry tomatoes into the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing them to soften and release their juices. Pour in the dry white wine, stirring gently to deglaze the pan. Allow the wine to simmer for a few minutes to reduce slightly.

Combine Shrimp and Pasta: Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet with the scampi sauce. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

Finish with Lemon and Parsley: Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the skillet, adding a bright, citrusy flavor to the dish. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley over the Shrimp Scampi Pasta for a burst of fresh herb goodness.

Season and Serve: Season the dish with salt and black pepper to taste, adjusting the seasoning as needed.

Large shrimp sizzling in a skillet, cooking to perfection for Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Fresh parsley being sprinkled into a garlic and white wine sauce, enhancing the flavors of Shrimp Scampi Pasta.
Linguine simmering in a flavorful garlic and white wine sauce, creating a rich and aromatic base for Shrimp Scampi Pasta.
A beautifully plated dish of Shrimp Scampi Pasta, garnished with fresh parsley, and ready to delight the senses.

Enjoy Your Shrimp Scampi Pasta:

Serve your Shrimp Scampi Pasta immediately in warm plates. Garnish with additional fresh parsley if desired.

Our Shrimp Scampi Pasta recipe is a symphony of flavors and textures that will impress anyone lucky enough to enjoy it. The tender shrimp, zesty garlic, and the tang of lemon come together to create a truly irresistible dish. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself to a delightful meal, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire. Buon appetito!

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