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Shrimp Scampi & Linguini

Our shrimp scampi recipe looks elegant enough to serve for a special occasion, but it’s so easy- you can prepare it anytime. The epic flavors of lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp. Sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese and served over linguini pasta. An Italian seafood and pasta favorite!

  • 1 lb. linguini

  • 4 TBSN butter

  • 4 TBSN extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 shallots, finely diced

  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1/2 cup dry white cooking wine

  • 2 TBSN lemon juice

  • 2 TBSN fresh parsley, chopped


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Medium pot, large skillet, colander, sharp knife, measuring spoons, measuring cups,

Prep: 20 min

Cook: 20 min. Ready: 40 min Serves: 4-6

1. For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover.

2. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done. Drain the pasta.

3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots, and garlic, until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Add shrimp to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm.

5. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add butter and olive oil. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan and sprinkle the parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

6. Spoon shrimp mixture over cooked pasta. Serve immediately.

1 serving:

Calories 781

Total Fat 28g

Cholesterol 266mg

Sodium 3542mg

Potassium 394mg Total Carbohydrates 89g Dietary Fiber 5.4g

Sugars 2.1g

Protein 42g

Shrimp contains zero carbs, and is also very low in calories (approximately 1 calorie/1 gram of shrimp). As an organic life form, shrimp is packed with protein and is composed primarily of water, but there is also a small amount of fat as well. However, the most beneficial aspect of shrimp is the treasure trove of vitamins and nutrients that it contains. You can fill out your daily mineral intake of iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and potassium, along with vitamin A, vitamin E, and B6, and even vitamin B12! Shrimp also contains iodine, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.

Pinot Gris, Riesling or Merlot.


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