Impress your family and friends with this mouthwatering Shrimp Linguine Recipe that brings restaurant-quality taste and the flavors of Italy to your dinner table.

Shrimp linguine overhead view.

Looking for a delightful and easy Italian seafood dish to prepare at home? Look no further than our Shrimp Linguine recipe. This flavorful classic combines tender shrimp, tangy lemon, and a hint of spice, all tossed together with perfectly cooked linguine. Not only is this dish quick to prepare, but it’s also sure to impress your family and friends with its restaurant-quality taste. So, grab your apron, and let’s dive into the world of Italian cuisine with this delectable recipe.

Dairy Free Substitutions

If you’re looking for a dairy-free option, you can substitute the butter with vegan butter or simply use additional olive oil. You can also replace the parmesan cheese with a dairy-free parmesan alternative, or omit it altogether.

Shrimp Linguine Vs. Traditional Shrimp Scampi

While both Shrimp Linguine and traditional Shrimp Scampi feature succulent shrimp cooked in a rich, garlicky sauce, there are some key differences between the two dishes. Shrimp Linguine incorporates the zesty flavors of lemon juice and lemon zest, as well as a hint of spice from chili flakes, and is typically served with linguine pasta. On the other hand, Shrimp Scampi is a more straightforward dish, often prepared with a white wine and butter sauce, and can be served over a variety of pasta, rice, or even with crusty bread to soak up the flavorful sauce. The addition of grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley in Shrimp Linguine lends it an Italian flair, setting it apart from the classic Shrimp Scampi that many people know and love.

Serving Suggestions

Shrimp Linguine can be served as a main course alongside a fresh green salad and crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Alternatively, pair it with steamed or roasted vegetables for a more substantial meal. A crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, will complement the flavors of the dish perfectly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp. Thaw the shrimp in the refrigerator or under cold running water before cooking.

Can I substitute another type of pasta?

Absolutely. You can substitute spaghetti, fettuccine, or any other long pasta that you prefer.

Looking into a large pot filled with shrimp linguine.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 3 days. To reheat, warm the dish in a saucepan over low heat, stirring gently to prevent the pasta from sticking together. Add a splash of water or broth if needed to loosen the sauce.

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Shrimp linguine overhead view.

Impress your family and friends with this mouthwatering Shrimp Linguine Recipe that brings restaurant-quality taste and the flavors of Italy to your dinner table.


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  • Cook the linguine pasta in lightly salted water according to the package directions. When draining the pasta, reserve about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Stir in the minced garlic and shrimp. Season with salt, black pepper, and chili flakes. Cook the shrimp, stirring continuously, until they turn pink, about 2-3 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp.
  • Add the lemon juice and lemon zest to the saucepan, and let the mixture simmer for about 1 more minute. Stir occasionally as it cooks, then remove from heat.
  • Toss the cooked shrimp with grated parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and lemon slices.
  • Add the cooked pasta and reserved pasta water to the skillet, and toss everything to coat evenly. Serve immediately.


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