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Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter

For some reason, every time I eat out, I instantly want to order the biggest plate of pasta I can get my hands on. Shrimp is always my protein of choice since I eat plenty of chicken at home. Of course, garlic is a must. While the dish I receive may be satisfying for a moment, I quickly realize that the flavor is not that amazing and I’m basically eating a zillion calories along with who knows what other unnecessary additives. I hate to say it, but I usually regret eating out almost immediately. Enter homemade Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter.Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter. Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors! The First-Taste.com.

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Very quickly, I’ll list the things I LOVE about this recipe: incredibly fast, incredibly easy, much lower on fat, DELICIOUS, made with whole foods, way less expensive than dining out, andย I can add as much garlic as I want without worrying about looking like a weirdo in public.

Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter. Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors! The First-Taste.com.

To make your own Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter, you will need: 24 ounces shrimp (26/30, raw with shell and tail), 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, 1/8 teaspoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. For the linguine, 8 ounces linguine (cooked and drained according to package directions), 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. For the garlic-lemon butter, 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 cloves minced garlic, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. The following ingredients are optional but highly recommended (for serving), grated Parmesan cheese, lemon wedges, additional minced garlic and chopped parsley.

The first thing you will need to do is mix up your garlic-lemon butter. In a small bowl, beat the unsalted butter with a fork, add the garlic, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Mix well to combine, set aside. Thaw and peel your shrimp. Start cooking the linguine as the shrimp take no time at all to prepare. When the water for the linguine has reached boiling, add 1 tablespoon salt and proceed according to the package directions. With your shrimp peeled, add 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, 1/8 teaspoon sugar and toss to combine. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat in a 12″ non-stick skillet. Add half the shrimp and cook for 1 minute, flip using tongs and cook for 30 seconds. Remove first batch of shrimp to a plate and repeat the process with the second batch. When you are done with the second batch, add the first batch back to the skillet, add the garlic-lemon butter, cover and allow the shrimp to cook through, approximately 1-2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the drained linguine along with the shrimp. Toss to combine. Add additional toppings if desired. Of course, I always add more garlic to the pasta, do so according to your own personal preferences. Enjoy!

Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter. Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors! The First-Taste.com.

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Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter. Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors! The First-Taste.com.
Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter. Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors! The First-Taste.com.
Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter
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Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors!
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter. Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors! The First-Taste.com.
Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter
Print Recipe
Fast, easy and better for you! Quick Shrimp Linguine with Garlic-Lemon Butter is an easy weeknight dinner that cuts the fat and satisfies with big flavors!
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
For the Garlic-Lemon Butter
For the Shrimp
For the Linguine
Servings:
Instructions
  1. The first thing you will need to do is mix up your garlic-lemon butter. In a small bowl, beat the unsalted butter with a fork, add the garlic, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Mix well to combine, set aside.
  2. Thaw and peel your shrimp. Start cooking the linguine as the shrimp take no time at all to prepare. When the water for the linguine has reached boiling, add 1 tablespoon salt and proceed according to the package directions.
  3. With your shrimp peeled, add 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, 1/8 teaspoon sugar and toss to combine. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat in a 12" non-stick skillet. Add half the shrimp and cook for 1 minute, flip using tongs and cook for 30 seconds. Remove first batch of shrimp to a plate and repeat the process with the second batch. When you are done with the second batch, add the first batch back to the skillet, add the garlic-lemon butter, cover and allow the shrimp to cook through, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the drained linguine along with the shrimp. Toss to combine. Add additional toppings if desired. Of course, I always add more garlic to the pasta, do so according to your own personal preferences. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

-Recipe inspired by Cook's Illustrated.

Comments 12

  • Yum! I also get tempted by big bowls of pasta, but they’re never what I want. With this shrimp linguine, it looks like I’d be able to taste all the fresh, bright flavors. I love how quickly it can come together – much faster, cheaper, and healthier than eating out!

  • I don’t know what it is but really great pasta is so much more satisfying at home!!! And how do you beat garlic shrimp linquine??? I love that this gorgeous recipe has simple fresh ingredients that I would normally have on hand or in my freezer! Definitely hanging onto this one to solve those crap-what-are-we-doing-for-dinner nights!

  • That’s funny, I never order chicken either because we eat so much at home. Always seafood, if it’s available, and most of the times I’m disappointed! I will definitely be pinning this for next time I feel that Shrimp Linguine craving coming on! Great pictures!

  • YUMMM! Loving this shrimp pasta dish. Another one to add to my list of faves! Thank you, Erica!

  • I love noodles, all kinds of noodles and garlicky shrimp with my noodles is right up my alley. I’d probably gobble this up in literally 3 bites. (I was told I inhale my noodles haha) Looks absolutely delicious I’d probably overdose on the garlic and I’d be okay with my garlic breath haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I’m with you. I’m almost always disappointed by restaurants. Give me good home cooking any day. I love recipes like this. Delicious and fast enough for the busiest weeknight dinner but giving up absolutely nothing on the flavour front. I really like the idea of a garlic lemon butter sauce on pasta. I don’t think I’ve ever had that but I’m definitely going to put this recipe into my rotation!

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