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Pasta bowl with shrimp linguine and a fork twirling pasta.

Shrimp Linguine Recipe


This shrimp linguine recipe tastes like a restaurant meal, but is easy to make at home. Tender shrimp pasta + a crunchy breadcrumb topping. 


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Breadcrumb mixture:

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (high quality)
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest

Shrimp Pasta:

  • 1 lb. linguine
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • garnishes – drizzle of olive oil, flaky sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small food processor, pulse together garlic and pine nuts until chopped into small pieces. Add panko bread crumbs and pulse until combined. Heat butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and toast breadcrumb mixture for 2-4 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside and when cool, stir in lemon zest and parmesan cheese.
  2. Cook linguine according to package instructions, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.
  3. Meanwhile, pat shrimp dry with paper towel. Heat olive oil and butter stainless steel skillet and when hot, add shrimp in a single layer and minced garlic. Season with sea salt and cook for 2 minutes, flip over and cook another 1-2 minutes, until cooked through.
  4. Add cooked linguine to shrimp skillet and toss together, adding 1/2 cup pasta water to start. If mixture seems dry, add some more.
  5. Divide pasta among plates or bowls and top with a drizzle of good olive oil, breadcrumb mixture, flaky sea salt, freshly cracked pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley.


  • If this dish sits out for a bit before serving, you might want to drizzle with some of the reserved pasta water to help loosen it up. The noodles should have a sheen to them and should not be dry.
  • This dish is meant to be really light and let the flavors of the shrimp, butter, and garlic shine. The sauce is a light butter sauce made up of the garlic, butter, olive oil, and pasta water. If you’re looking for a super saucy pasta, this probably isn’t the right recipe for you! 

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