• 1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh basil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley leaves
  • 1 lb linguine

Linguine with Shrimp – Linguine con Gamberi

The subtle flavor of lemon sauce mixed with shrimp and herbs makes this easy Italian seafood recipe truly memorable. Enjoy!


1 – Peel and devein the shrimp. Wash thoroughly under cold water and blot dry with a paper towel. Set aside.

2 – In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat, then add 1/4 cup butter. Add the scallions and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until soft but not brown, for about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, turn the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly, just until the shrimp turn pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the lemon juice and basil, turn heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds. Season with 1 tsp salt and pepper. Stir in parsley and remove from heat.

3 – Cook pasta in 6 quarts boiling water with 1 tbsp salt until al dente. Drain in a colander, transfer to a bowl containing 1 tbsp butter and toss quickly. Add half of the shrimp mixture to pasta and toss well. Spoon remaining shrimp mixture to top and serve immediately.

Serves 4 to 6