Linguine and Shrimp Scampi

Adding caper berries into the dish at the end gives another level of flavor and brightness.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 2


  • 1⁄2 lb. linguine
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. coarse salt
  • 1⁄2 lb. large shrimp, cleaned, peeled, and halved lengthwise
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh garlic, minced finely
  • 1⁄2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 cup dry white wine
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  • Fill a large pot of water and bring to boil. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt and cook linguine for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain the linguine while reserving 1⁄4 cup of the starchy water the pasta was cooked in.
  • Season shrimp with pepper and remaining 1⁄2 tablespoon salt.
  • In a wok, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the shrimp and lemon zest. Cook shrimp on both sides until they turn pink—approximately 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove the shrimp to a plate.
  • Add the lemon juice and white wine and bring to a boil. Allow the liquids to reduce for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Toss in the shrimp, cooked linguine, pasta water, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.