Wild Baja shrimp is delicious with linguine! This fast, simple meal is fragrant, beautiful and so tasty! We think it's the perfect dish for a Friday night when you don't have the energy to make something more complicated. Shrimp linguine is also a great recipe if you're expecting guests and in a time crunch.
Step 1: Put four quarts of salted water on the stove to boil. Add a dash of oil to the water once it starts to boil.
Step 2: Add linguine to the boiling water, and a little more salt. Cook the linguine according to the directions on the package (usually about 7 to 10 minutes).
Step 3: In a large heavy-bottomed pan over medium-low heat, melt butter and olive oil.
Step 4: Add garlic to the heavy-bottomed pan, then sauté the garlic for 1 minute. Stir the garlic constantly to prevent it from burning.
Step 5: Add shrimp and sauté until the shrimp has just turned pink (approximately 5 minutes). Salt and pepper to taste, then remove from the shrimp from heat.
Step 6: Add lemon zest, parsley, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and lemon slices to the shrimp. Toss to combine.
Step 7: Drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the large pot with the shrimp in it, then toss well and serve.
Think it’s too much lemon? Substitute some lemon juice for a little more butter and cooking oil.
Want some veggie goodness in your recipe? Add asparagus spears to the shrimp when cooking – or serve buttered asparagus on the side.