Linguine with Shrimp and Arugula

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Just to make you aware, you’re going to have this Linguine with Shrimp and Arugula on repeat! It’s a quick and easy recipe of tender pasta twirled with plump shrimp and wilted arugula in a lemony white wine scampi sauce. A pinch of crushed red pepper gives it just the right kick. Healthy comfort food on the table in 30 minutes! Need I say more?!

This is one of the most visited recipes on Give it Some Thyme throughout the year. You can argue it’s appropriate for any season. And as the days continue to get busier, it’s a life-saver during the week and yet elegant to serve for weekend fun. So this beauty got a photographic makeover. Can only pray I did her justice. 🙏😉

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Making Linguine with Shrimp and Arugula

This dish will put a smile on your face as your tummy gets happier with every twirled bite.

It all comes together quickly so it’s good to have everything lined up to have at your fingertips when it’s time to hit the pan. The chopping and prep is minimal so have no fear. I used a 12-inch Lodge cast iron skillet this time around, but my high-rimmed, 5-quart saucepan  or Le Creuset Dutch Oven would have done the trick as well.

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Basically, you’ll sauté the shallots, garlic, crushed red pepper and shrimp in the wine while the pasta cooks.

Linguine Shrimp Arugula Done in Pan Close Up

Once the linguine is done, wilt in the arugula, toss the pasta in, finish with lemon, parm and parsley. And, voila! Dinner is served!! Enjoy 🙂

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Linguine with Shrimp and Arugula

Tender pasta swirled with plump shrimp and fresh arugula come together ever so deliciously in a zesty, white wine lemon sauce.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute meal, pasta and shrimp, quick and easy dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 main course, 10 appetizer
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup shallots or red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 ½ lbs large shrimp, 21-25 ct, peeled and deveined
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, plus extra when serving
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil or parsley, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Cook linguine in a large pot of boiling, well-salted water until al dente, according to package instructions.
  • If the pasta is done before the sauce and shrimp, drain and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil so it doesn't stick.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook 3 minutes until softened and translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the red pepper flakes and wine and simmer 3 minutes. 
  • Add the shrimp to the mixture and cook until almost opaque in the center, 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Lower heat to medium and stir in arugula by the handful and let each addition wilt before adding more. Add the linguine and toss gently to combine.
  • Mix in the parmesan, basil or parsley, lemon zest and juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve straight from the skillet or transfer to a large platter. Pass extra parmesan separately. Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  1. This was excellent. I had no lemon rind (just some frozen lemon juice) so I used orange rind instead. Gave it a wonderful depth. Also used the basil. Easy, yummy. Thank you!

  2. This linguine with shrimp and arugula looks so luxurious!! You have such wonderful flavor going on with the shallots and red pepper flakes, I can almost taste it. Definitely a perfect comfort dish for a brisk autumn night!

  3. This is my kinda meal and exactly what I’d order off a menu!! Shrimp is my favorite in pasta and I love the idea of adding arugula to it! Just perfect!!

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