30 Minute Shrimp Scampi Linguini a Piri Piri

I love Shrimp and I love pasta that’s why I make this recipe very often. I had a few drops of piri piri for kick but this is  optional to your taste buds.

This savory recipe cooks in 30 minutes so it’s a perfect weekday meal. However, it’s decadent enough to serve for special occasions. Enjoy!

Serves 4


2 pound of medium shrimp (devained with shells on or off)

1 pound of Linguini pasta

6 cloves of garlic (finely minced)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

Crushed black pepper

3 tablespoons butter or margarine

1/2 cup of vinho verde or white wine

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Piri piri or (hot sauce) to taste

Chopped parsley

Lemon wedges for garnish


Prepare the linguini per package directions, drain and add a drop of olive oil. Stir and keep warm for adding to the shrimp.

In a large deep skillet, cook the garlic with the olive oil and butter for a few minutes until translucent but not browned.

Turn heat to high and add the shrimp, and cook for about 2 minutes turning them over to cook on all sides.

Add the salt, paprika and wine, and cook for about 3 – 5 minutes to reduce liquid.

Turn heat to low and add the pasta. Stir to incorporate. Add the piri piri,  parsley and lemon wedges before serving.

Note: If you find the sauce has reduced to much add more butter.






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