Lemon Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Lemons, shrimp, garlic and pasta – if you love them, this recipe for lemon shrimp scampi with linguine is the supper you have been looking for!


  • 1 1/2 pounds linguine
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Grated zest of one lemon
  • Juice from 4 lemons
  • 1/2 lemon, cut in half and thinly sliced


  1. Cook linguine in salted water until done, drain and put back in the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter and olive oil in large skillet over medium low heat. Add garlic and saute for one minute. Add shrimp, one teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, turn up heat to medium and saute until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes. Stir often, turning the shrimp over to make sure they are cooked through.
  3. Turn heat back down to low and add lemon juice, zest and slices, and red pepper. Stir for about a minute to combine and heat up the sauce.
  4. Pour sauce with shrimp into pot with drained pasta, toss well and serve.