Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe

The 20-minute Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe with Fettuccine will have you twirling your fork for more of the lemon, garlic, olive oil and butter sauce wrapped in pasta and plump shrimp. It wants dinner tonight!


– 1 ½ lbs shrimp (peeled and devined) – 1 lb fettuccine pasta (or pasta of choice) – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoons butter – ¼ cup white wine (suggested: sauvignon blanc) – 2 cloves garlic, minced – ¼ cup fresh lemon juice – 1 tablespoon lemon zest – ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake – 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped – Salt and Pepper to taste – ½ cup reserved pasta water


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook al dente as directed. Salt and pepper the shrimp and dry them with a paper towel. 

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Add olive oil, butter, and chilli flakes to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant. Sauté prawns until pink and slightly golden brown, 2-4 minutes depending on size. Do not overcook. 

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Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and white wine, simmer for 1 minute. Put in the parsley. Before draining pasta add reserved pasta water to sauce and stir to combine. 

Step 3

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It's time to mix the pasta and sauce. Drain the pasta and toss it in the pan for one minute. Put in lemon zest. If you want, add more parsley as a garnish. Hot food! 

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