Shrimp Scampi Ridini


You can make this dish in under 20 minutes! It’s so tasty! The red pepper flakes (depending upon how “hot” you like your food), adds a little kick to this pasta. For a Complete Meal Idea, Serve this dish with my Simple Side Salad.

Shrimp Scampi Ridini
Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 ½ lbs Jumbo Cooked Shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • Linguine for 4 people
  • 2 T. butter
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 4 large garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes
  • 5 basil leaves, chopped
  • juice of one freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 T. lemon zest
  • ¾ c. sundried tomatoes (in olive oil, sliced)
  • Parmesan and Romano cheese
  • garlic salt
  • garlic powder
  • red pepper flakes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  1. Wash shrimp and place out on a paper towel to dry.
  2. Wash and cut cherry tomatoes in half, set aside.
  3. Prepare linguine to package instructions.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat on the stovetop, drizzle a little olive oil over the bottom of the pan. Add in onion and garlic sauté until lightly golden.
  5. Add in tomatoes, basil, shrimp and butter.
  6. Sauté until tomatoes are soft (not mushy) about a 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add in lemon juice, lemon zest and sundried tomatoes. Stir.
  8. Sprinkle a little Parmesan and Romano cheese over the skillet. Stir once.
  9. Add in garlic salt, garlic powder and red pepper flakes to taste.
  10. Remove skillet from the heat and serve mixture over cooked linguine.
  11. Serve immediately with extra Parmesan and Romano cheese.

©2013 — Maryann Ridini Spencer


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