Shrimp with Linguini and Lemon / Scampi con Linguine e Limone


This light and easy to prepare scampi and linguine says it all about Italian cooking; use fresh ingredients and keep the treatment simple.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, in the shell
  • 6 tablespoons Filippo Berio extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 small dried hot red pepper, cut in half lengthwise
  • 3/4 pound linguine
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, or more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring about 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the shrimp and cook just until the shells turn pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the shrimp in a colander and cool. Shell and devein the shrimp, then cut in half lengthwise, but not through the tail, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil with the garlic and red pepper. Sauté very slowly, pressing on the garlic and pepper with a wooden spoon to extract juice. Remove and discard the garlic when it starts to soften and turn golden. Remove the pepper when soft and discard. Set skillet aside.
  3. In a large pot, bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to a boil. Add the linguine and boil until al dente, or firm but not mushy.
  4. While the linguine is cooking, reheat the skillet, add the shrimp, and sauté for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the sea salt and pepper.
  5. Drain the linguine in a colander and immediately add to the shrimp. Add the lemon juice, zest, and parsley and toss well. Transfer to a large platter and serve immediately.

This recipe was featured on Season 6 - Episode 604.

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