Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

We made this dish back in May and liked it so well we wanted to make it for the kids – remember Rhett’s request was cook him stuff he’s seen on my blog. They decided to leave on their trip to Disney World a half day early, so we made the dish for lunch and sided it with some garlic cheese Naan bread, left from another meal.

Following is Ina Garten’s recipe for Linguine With Shrimp Scampi, which we doubled for this meal.

· Vegetable oil
· Kosher salt
· 3/4 pound linguine (we used angel hair)
· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
· 2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
· 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
· 1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
· 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
· 1/2 lemon, zest grated
· 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
· 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
· 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often (we tossed in some grape tomatoes that needed to be used). Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve. We decided to serve family style today, so here's the big bowl full.

For the bread, we ran 4 garlic cloves through the press and into about 5 tbsps of melted butter and brushed it on the 2 pieces of bread. Then gave it a light sprinkling of five-blend cheese (couldn’t find the mozzarella) and grated parmesan and put it under the broiler until the cheese melted.

Here’s my plate and once again it was delicious and the bread was a major hit – and I did it off the top of my head, so maybe I’m still making some progress toward being a little more creative.

Time to get the canner cleaned up, it won’t be long now.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. That looks so good Larry! Isn't that naan a nice quick addition to a pasta dish! I keep some in the freezer at all times.

  2. Hi Larry, That Shrimp Scampi Pasta looks incredible. You certainly spoiled your kids while they were with you... Bet they come back often. I know I would!!!!! ha

    You are gong to have some fabulous maters soon... Yum...

  3. Yum - hard to go wrong with shrimp and pasta. And I'm impressed with your bread recipe. You're starting to throw some great things together!

  4. That's one heck of a lunch! Where do you get your naan?

  5. I definitely want to try this recipe! Thanks so much.


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