Shrimp Scampi
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh large shrimp, seasoned with salt and pepper (I used 6)
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes (I used 12)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Salt and pepper to taste (2 tablespoons for pasta water)
  • 4 ounces linguine (half of a package. I used whole wheat.)
  1. For the pasta, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once it comes to a boil add 2 tablespoons of salt. Add linguine, stir, and cook for about 7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, melt 1 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes until shallots are translucent, about 3 minutes. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook until shrimp turn pink, about 1 minute on each side, remove from pan. Next add wine, lemon juice, tomatoes, 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil and simmer for 2 minutes. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Return shrimp to pan along with basil, parsley and linguine. Stir well and season again with more salt and pepper if necessary. Before serving add mozzarella balls.
Add another tablespoon or two of butter for a richer sauce.
Recipe by Stuck On Sweet at