TFF: Quick and simple

My picture looks nothing like Tyler's. His shrimp scampi looks visually appealing. Mine doesn't.

Which doesn't meat it wasn't good and tasty. It was. My little shrimp monster and I enjoyed it, my other two boys liked it, but prefer regular spaghetti sauce over shrimp on their pasta.

Oh well, I can't please everyone with every meal.

This is this week's entry for Tyler Florence Fridays.

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini
by Tyler Florence, as found on Food Network

1 pound linguini (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 shallots, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves

For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done. Drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately.


heatherisathome said...

Looks good. And I couldn't agree more that you can't please everyone~

Arlene Delloro said...

Tyler's pastas are the best, aren't they. I think yours looks delicious. I've made this and it IS!

NKP said...

I have tried this recipe and loved it too. My kids are almost all grown and are still a pain in the ass when it comes to food.
I think it looks great, and I would love some right now!

Deb in Hawaii said...

One of these days I am going to make this--it looks so good!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. We're sharing peanut butter ideas and Elvis stories at I hope you will come join us. Or, join us for Crock Pot Wednesdays. Mister Linky will be ready for that on Tuesday.

karen said...

this has been on my list for some time. i want to see how it compares to ina's which is my usual scampi recipe. it looks so good.

Heather S-G said...

LOL! Sometimes those pictures in the book are so frustrating! But I think yours looks just delicious :D Yummy Tyler recipe!

Joanne said...

My photos never look as good as Tyler's but you have to remember that he has professional make-up artists for his food.

I know from experience that you can never please everyone. I've found that you just need to rotate catering to everyone's needs! Looks great.

natalia said...

It looks delicious to me !!!

Grizzly Bear said...

LOOKS delicious. Looks better than we when I made mine in my house um let's just say pizza LOL :)