Scrumptious Shrimp Scampi Linguine Recipe
Tender pink shrimp and red and yellow bell pepper simmer in a flavorful garlic sauce with a hint of cream and the zing of crushed red peppers, all tossed with linguine and served hot.
This is a recipe I could eat at least once a week. I love shrimp, especially lemony garlicy shrimp! I do think the red pepper flakes it calls for was a little much so I halved it to 3/4 teaspoon and that was perfect. I did NOT add the pasta water. I thought the pasta water would dilute all the other favors and I'm glad I didn't add it. I was really able to taste the lemon, garlic, wine and butter with each bite. I may add a little more garlic and some lemon zest the next time I make this and see how that goes. Oh and I cut the red and yellow peppers with a tiny heart cookie cutter just for some fun.
I used one stick of unsalted butter, 1/2 cup dry white wine, 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, 1 container of Boursin Monterey Jack and spicy pepper cheese dip, spinach, red and yellow dices pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, asparagus, 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, lemon juice, EVOO, whole grain linguini, black pepper and water from boiling the shrimp tails. I thickened the liquid with a little cornstarch and served with fresh cut chives and Parmesan cheese. My husband said it was perfect.
We loved this recipe. Omitted the red and yellow peppers...I like but my husband doesn't. He thought it was a bit spicy and I even cut down on the red pepper. I thought the amount of red pepper was fine. If you have someone in your family that is a spicy wimp, might want to cut down on red pepper.
I made this for my wife valentines day dinner surprise awesome (: and for desert we had Marie Callender's lemon meringue pie for desert (:
I've tried this recipe twice and made it exactly like the recipe. It is delicious! Wouldn't change a thing.
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