Kickin’ Skillet Scampi with Linguine

Prep Time : 20 mins  |  Cook Time : 10 mins  |  Servings : 4


Scampi is so easy. They take simply a little prep time with the shrimp but, from there, combine intense flavors into an easy, one-skillet meal. From stove to table, this takes about 30 minutes.

Preparation Directions

  1. Bring to a boil a large pot of water seasoned with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, add the linguine, and cook until al dente, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Drain, run under cool water, drain again, place the linguine back in the pot and toss 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside, keeping warm.
  3. Melt the butter with the remaining olive oil in a 10” to 13” well seasoned Lodge cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes, being careful not to burn.
  4. Add the shrimp, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and the pepper; sauté until the shrimp begin to turn pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss with red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Pour the shrimp mixture over the cooked linguine, tossing to combine, and serve immediately.

Excerpted From Cast Iron Cooking By Dwayne Ridgeway - Quarry Books