Garlic seasoned shrimp and pasta in twenty minutes is a perfect weeknight meal. Not only is this Easy Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine simple to make and very tasty, it really isn’t that high in calories and fat. It certainly is healthier than the Red Lobster version! Now get your pot and pan and let’s get cooking!
This Easy Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine has little preservatives, if any. With only 3 tablespoons of olive oil being shared in 4 servings, that is less than 1 tablespoon of oil per serving and comes out to approximately 380 calories per serving! That’s not bad at all, especially for how yummy this recipe is, if you like garlic and shrimp. I don’t use butter in this recipe and quite frankly, it doesn’t need it one bit.
It’s the perfect Lenten dinner. Add this to your list of recipes for lent. Sometimes, pizza gets old and you need something different to eat without meat. I love this recipe because I can make it in the time it takes the pasta to cook.
Past is so comforting and we eat it on a regular basis in our house. I’m Italian after all and when I visit Italy, I eat it daily. Dishes such as Buccatini all’Amatriciana (pictured to the left) and Italian Sausage and Spinach with Ziti are recipes that were inspired from my vacations to Italy and are on the dinner rotation.
How to Make Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine
First, put a pot of salted water on the stove to come to a boil for the Fettuccine (cook according to package directions.)
Next, put 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sauce pan with 5 cloves of fresh minced garlic.
Then, add 1/2 cup of dry white wine (optional,) and raw peeled and deveined shrimp with a sprinkling of freshly cracked pepper. Let the shrimp absorb some of the flavors and turn orange and then turn off the stove.
Last, when the pasta is “al dente,” I drain it and mix it with the shrimp.
Use Linguine or Spaghetti if you prefer.
Use 3 tbsp of butter if you don’t have olive oil.
You can omit the wine if you prefer.
Mix fresh chopped parsley with the pasta and shrimp.
Add a sprinkle of garlic powder, if you like more garlic!
This delicious meal is complete in the time it takes you to make a pot of pasta! I like to keep a big two-pound bag of peeled and deveined shrimp from Costco, one of my favorite stores, in the freezer so, I can pull out high quality shrimp to grill (I LOVE grilled shrimp) or mix in pasta or even just eat steamed as in shrimp cocktail.
This easy Shrimp Scampi recipe with wine is one of the fastest cooked meals you can make. So, if you like garlic and shrimp as much as Bubba from the movie Forrest Gump, fix up some pasta with it and enjoy a fast, flavorful meal with little clean up!
I took this recipe to Meal Plan Monday #102.
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Classic Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine
- 1/2 lb or 250 gr of fettuccine pasta
- 1 lb or 500 gr of shrimp uncooked deveined and peeled shrimp
- 1/2 cup or 114 gr of dry white wine optional
- 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
- 5 cloves of fresh garlic minced
- freshly cracked black pepper
Cook Fettuccine according to package directions.
In a separate medium saucepan, add oil. When oil is getting hot, add minced fresh garlic and cook on medium heat for 30 seconds. Add white wine, shrimp and black pepper and stir together. Cook for five minutes stirring until shrimp becomes pink and alcohol cooks out. The steam will no longer have an alcoholic scent to it. Remove from heat.
When pasta is done cooking according to package directions (about 10 min), drain and stir it with the shrimp until the oil has coated the pasta. Serve with fresh parsley garnish, if desired.