If you like easy seafood dinners or classic Italian cuisine, you will love this homemade Shrimp Scampi! Who can resist garlicky shrimp, tossed in a butter sauce with linguine?
- 1 pound linguine pasta
- 1/2 cup butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 24 medium raw shrimp, deveined, cleaned, shell removed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Cook Pasta: Cook the linguine according to package directions.
Sauté Onion and Garlic: While the pasta is cooking, heat 5 tablespoons of butter and olive oil into a large skillet on medium heat. Add in the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Then stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Cook Shrimp: Add the shrimp into the pan, season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper and cook for 4 – 6 minutes or until pink and cooked through.
Add Lemon Juice and Broth: Stir in the lemon juice and chicken broth, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.
Stir in Pasta: Add the cooked pasta into the skillet along with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Use tongs or a spoon to coat the pasta in the shrimp mixture.
Garnish and Serve: Garnish with fresh parsley, add more salt and pepper if desired and serve immediately.
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