Shrimp Scampi Italian Pasta Dish

Shrimp Scampi Linguini

Shrimp scampi is actually an Italian - American dish and it is orignally using langostines instead of shrimps. Shrimps are easily available as compared to langostines hence it is now more often using shrimps for cooking scrampi. It is a quick and easy pasta dish to make at home and it is extremely flavourful!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 436 kcal


  • Pot
  • Colander
  • Frying Pan


  • 450 g Linguini
  • 4 tsp Butter
  • 4 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil plus more for drizzling
  • 2 each Shallots finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • A pinch Red Pepper Flakes optional
  • 500 g Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1 qty Lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup Parsley Leaves chopped


  • For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm.
  • Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil.
  • When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta.
  • Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately.


  • Can be any kind of pasta  
  • Avoid overcooking the shrimps 
Keyword pasta, quick and easy, seafood
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