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Shrimp Linguine Recipe

June 10, 2020 3 min read

Shrimp Linguine Recipe

There's nothing better than cooking up creamy, shrimp linguine recipes that are bursting with flavor and packed full of vegetables. Seafood and linguine pasta is an unbeatable combination, and you can rest assured that you don't need to be dining at a five star, seafront restaurant in Italy for the best food!

Creamy shrimp pasta recipes are surprisingly easy to reproduce in your own kitchen, so we asked our expert chefs to put together a great recipe you can create at home. Heat up your cast iron wok, ready the shrimp, and stock up on pasta!

How to make Shrimp Linguine

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • 1 lb of linguine noodles
  • 1 lb of shrimp, thawed, peeled, and deveined
  • 5 oz of baby kale
  • 2.5 cups of halved grape tomatoes
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tbs of butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan (more if you want to use it to top off the dish!)
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (for garnishing)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of water. Add in the pasta and leave it to cook. You need your pasta to be slightly undercooked, or al dente, at this stage, so leave it to cook for a few minutes less than the instructions on the packaging tell you to. When the pasta is ready, drain it well and set it aside for later use.
  2. While your pasta is cooking, pre-heat a cast iron pan before adding in the oil to heat up.
  3. Prepare your shrimp by seasoning them well with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp in the pan for at least 4 min, so they are well cooked through and starting to turn pink. Set aside, to be added again later to our shrimp recipe with pasta!
  4. Crush your garlic cloves and add them to the pan with your butter and red pepper flakes. You only want to cook this mix in the pan for 1 min.
  5. Next, add in your halved grape tomatoes, and cook everything for another 3 min.
  6. When the tomatoes are soft, it's time to pour in the wine. Add in a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 5 min.
  7. When the mix starts to reduce, you need to pour in the cream. Stir in the cream while you pour in lemon juice and sprinkle grated parmesan.
  8. The sauce will begin to thicken, and after 5 min, you can add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix in the pasta, baby kale, and of course, don't forget your shrimp!
  9. Leave everything to simmer before serving up your creamy shrimp with pasta recipe with a sprinkling of grated parmesan.

Creamy shrimp pasta recipe FAQ

What is the difference between spaghetti and linguine?

Linguine and spaghetti are different types of pasta. The largest difference between the two is size and shape. Spaghetti is long and rounded, and usually much thinner. Linguine is long and flat. It's closer in shape to fettuccine (to confuse matters!), and although it's wider than spaghetti, it's not as wide as fettuccine!

There's not really much difference in taste between any of these different types of pasta; it's more a difference of texture due to their different shapes and thicknesses.

Traditionally, linguine dishes are seafood dishes. That includes our creamy shrimp recipe above, as well as popular variations such as shrimp linguine scampi. Spaghetti, on the other hand, will usually be served in tomato heavy sauces with meat rather than seafood (think of a bolognese, for instance).

Do I have to cook with seafood?

Traditionalists (especially Italian chefs!) will say that you can only use linguine with seafood. This type of pasta is indeed wonderfully suited for creamy shrimp or creamy shrimp scampi dishes, but you can play with the recipe too.

Chicken can often make a good substitute if you don't have a taste for seafood (or if you're allergic to shellfish). White meats complement creamy, white wine sauces as much as shrimp do. You can also add in more vegetables and cut the shrimp altogether to create a vegetarian-friendly version of the recipe. Just add in more kale and more green vegetables such as runner beans or broccoli.

Our delicious recipe is not only creamy, but it's packed full of vegetable goodness too. Bookmark this easy to prepare recipe, and cook it up in your kitchen in the near future!



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