Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

This recipe was originally from Ina Garten and I mostly follow it with just a few changes. I like this recipe because it’s quick and tastes delicious, but the high butter and olive oil content mean it’s not the healthiest. It’s one of my boyfriend’s favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of linguine (I like spinach linguine)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb shrimp (fresh or frozen), peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 of a lemon, cut into thin slices
  • A dash of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Boil your pasta according to box instructions. Drain and set aside when done.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed pan, melt butter and olive oil over medium-low heat.
  3. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add shrimp, salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring often.
  5. Remove from heat. Add parsely, lemon juice, lemon slices and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  6. Add linguine, toss and serve.
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