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garlic parmesan shrimp scampi pasta

Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Scampi Pasta

You'll think this came from your favorite Italian restaurant.  No kidding!!  It's spicy and exactly what shrimp scampi should be.  It's also quick and simple.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword shrimp scampi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 8 oz. linguine (regular or wheat)
  • 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 t. cajun seasoning
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. white wine or chicken stock
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 4 T. salted butter
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 6 cloves garlic (pressed or grated)
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions and drain well.

  2. In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat.

  3. Add in the shrimp, cajun seasoning, olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes.

  4. Stir periodically until fully cooked, about 3 minutes.

  5. Stir in the wine or chicken stock and the lemon juice.  Lower to a simmer.

  6. Season with salt and pepper (to taste).

  7. Remove from heat and stir in pasta, lemon zest and half of the Parmesan cheese.  

  8. Mix until fully incorporated.

  9. Top with the last half cup of the Parmesan cheese and the chopped parsley.

  10. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I didn't have a lemon so I made it without the juice and zest.  It tasted fine to us without it.  Actually, I'm not that crazy about lemon in this type of dish anyway, so I'll probably always omit it.

Recipe from:  myincrediblerecipes.com