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June 10, 2020 2 min read

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!

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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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