Light, delicious, and quick to prepare, it's easy to see why this classic dish is shrimp-ly the best!
- 1 pound of Roger's Jumbo White Shrimp
- 1 lb. fresh fettuccine pasta (can substitute dry - if substituting, follow directions on package)
- 1 cup fresh cremini mushrooms (white/baby bella mushrooms work too)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons garlic butter (recipe and ingredients below)
- 2 tablespoons scallions (green onions)
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Cracked black pepper
- Red chili flakes (optional)
- ¼ cup white wine (optional)
For Garlic Butter:
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
For Garlic Butter:
Blend unsalted butter and minced garlic together. Place in plastic wrap, forming a log, and refrigerate until use. Save extra for use on your favorite crusty bread.
For Shrimp Scampi:
Fill a 4-quart pot halfway with water and add 1½ tablespoon of kosher salt. Place on stovetop to bring to a boil. Add fettuccine pasta to your pot of boiling salted water. Fresh pasta only takes a few minutes to cook, do not overcook.
Prepare vegetables by quartering your mushrooms, cutting tomatoes in half, and thinly slicing scallions (green onions) on a bias. In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil on medium-high-heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté in pan for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and shrimp along with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until shrimp just begin to turn pink and then flip them to their other side. Add white wine and reduce by half, then add garlic butter and swirl in pan to melt into a creamy sauce. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp.
Remove pasta from boiling water and place in sauté pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the salted pasta cooking water to the pan and toss. The starch in the water will help to thicken the sauce a bit.
Taste and season with salt and pepper (if needed) and a pinch of red chili flakes if preferred (optional). Place in a bowl, finish with lemon zest and scallions, and serve!
Pro Tip: Kick it up a notch with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or some freshly grated Parmesan cheese!