Saturday

Shrimp Scampi over Linguine ~ adapted from Ina Garten

This is one of my favorite Shrimp dishes.  It's so easy and I love just love all the lemon and garlic in the sauce.

Ina Garten is one of my favorite chefs, mainly because her food and presentation of a recipe are fabulous.  She uses really good ingredients and may be a little heavy handed with the butter she uses, but for me it's all good.  As Julia Child said, "everything in moderation".

I put asterisks where I adapted the recipe.

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
  • *1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves* (*I used chiffonard of fresh basil)
  • 1/2 lemon, zest grated
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

Directions

Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.
Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often.*Add 1/2 cup white wine.  Remove from the heat, add the (*basil) parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.
When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.

5 comments:

Southerncook said...

I prepared this a long time ago but this was a nice reminder that it is time to prepare it again. A great summer dinner and I am an avid fan of Ina's as well.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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