Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti

8
Total Time
30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Traditional shrimp scampi is loaded with butter. Our version eliminates most of the fat, but still packs in all the flavor.

Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

garlic clove(s)

6 medium clove(s), minced

dried oregano

1 tsp

uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), medium, peeled and deveined

table wine

¼ cup(s), dry white or vermouth

cornstarch

2 tsp

reduced-sodium chicken broth

¾ cup(s)

table salt

¾ tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, or to taste

uncooked linguini

8 oz, cooked and kept hot

fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped

basil

2 Tbsp, fresh, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add oregano and stir to coat. Add shrimp and sauté until bright pink, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes. Add wine and simmer about 1 minute.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in chicken broth in a small cup and whisk until blended; add mixture to skillet and simmer 2 minutes, until sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer cooked linguini to four individual shallow bowls and spoon shrimp and sauce over top; sprinkle with parsley and basil. Yields about 1 1/3 cups of pasta, 1/4 cup of sauce and 3 ounces of shrimp per serving.

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