Classic Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Aug 19, 2021
Level: Easy
Total:30 min
Active:30 min
Yield:4 servings


Kosher salt
12 ounces linguine
1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup dry white wine
Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus wedges for serving
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain.
Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic is just golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink and just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp to a plate. Add the wine and lemon juice to the skillet and simmer until slightly reduced 2 minutes.
Return the shrimp and any juices from the plate to the skillet along with the linguine, butter, and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water. Continue to cook, tossing, until the butter is melted and the shrimp is hot, about 2 minutes, adding more of the reserved cooking water as needed. Season with salt; stir in the parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.


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