Wild Baja Shrimp Linguine

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.

Total Time:
20 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (approximately 4 cloves)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 pound Wild Baja shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • 1/2 lemon, zest grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes (optional)


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.