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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Recipe Saturday - Greek Style Shrimp Scampi and Linguini

Hello All,

It's Saturday, and recipe time again. The recipe I chose for this week is Greek Style Shrimp Scampi and Linguini. I got this recipe out of Rachel Ray's cookbook a few years ago. I prepared this recipe for my friend Michele who was having a dinner party. Michele called me after the party, and told me how much everyone liked it. I have made it for her three times since, so I guess they really do love it. It's easy to make, and I hope you all enjoy it too.

Greek Style Shrimp Scampi and Linguini

Prep: 12min Cook: 15min Yield: 4 Serving


1 pound linguini



1 pound medium to large shrimp deveined and peeled, tails removed

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Couple pinches red pepper flakes

1/2 lemon, zested and juiced

2 sprigs oregano, finely chopped

Handful pitted kalamata olives, chopped

1/2 cup white wine, eyeball it

1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

1 cup feta cheese crumbles 
1. Place a large pot of water on the stove to boil. Salt water and cook pasta to al dente.

2. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. While the pasta water comes to a boil, heat extra-virgin olive oil in a deep skillet with garlic. When garlic is brown, remove and reserve. Add shrimp and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, lemon zest, oregano, olives, and wine and cook together  couple of minutes more.

3. Remove from heat. Add a ladle of starchy pasta cooking water to sauce and some lemon juice. Remove the sauce from the heat. Drain pasta and add to the skillet. Let pasta soak in juices for a minute then toss with parsley and feta. Use tongs to pull pasta from skillet, giving it a turn to twist in as many ingredients as possible. Then, use the tongs to remove and arrange the shrimp and ingredients that may remain in the pan, distributing them evenly among the portions.




  1. This recipe sounds great & it's making my mouth water! Will have to try it :-)

  2. looks yummy = you could use a firm whit fish or chicken instead. And I just bought some gluten free linguini!
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  3. It is good MisS Bohemia and its easy ;))

    I'm going to try it with chicken next time, Steph.

    Thanks, maybe I will have a recipe book givaway,and the winner gets to choose any of my recipes featured on the blog. I will prepare the meal & send instructions to warm it back up. I will ship overnite priority. I really think that would be a great Giveaway. I will throw in a cookbook, a signed copiy of eve silvers Sins Of The Heart. Let mw know wht. Y'all think ;))

  4. Thank you. I have shrimp in the freezer. I'll make this for dinner tonight!

  5. Sounds yum, I'm going to make this at the weekend.


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