September 29, 2012

Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Linguine

In D.C., the drinks are expensive, but the seafood is cheap.

I never really expected to buy as much shrimp as I did when I was there, but because it was so cheap it became a staple in at least one meal a week. I didn't have a recipe to go off of when I decided I wanted to cook what I'd bought one night, so I essentially made this dinner up with what I had in my fridge. Luckily for me, it turned out to be the closest thing to restaurant quality I think I've yet to make... the trick: lots and lots of garlic!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp over Linguine (makes enough for two)

- 10 frozen (or fresh) shrimps
- 1/2 box of linguine pasta
- 1/4 t pepper
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup olive oil (separated)
- 1 med. tomato, sliced into small chunks
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- juice of 1/2 lemon

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook linguine.

Thaw shrimp and toss them in a bowl with 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper (the marinade). Meanwhile, heat the rest of the olive oil in a skillet and saute garlic and tomatoes. Add shrimp plus the marinade and cook until complete (about 15 minutes, shrimp will shrink up a bit). 

Save 1/2 cup water from boiling the noodles and pour in skillet, making for more sauce. Pour sauce and shrimp over your pasta and enjoy. 

I added a bit more olive oil to my pasta before pouring the shrimp and sauce over it.


  1. Ummm hello! That sounds delicious!!! Haha. Look like ill be trying this!!

  2. That sounds amazing!! Sadly, I'm not the best cook but I'm working on it! I love shrimp pastas! My dad and I are actually going to get some shrimp florentine tonight :)

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  3. i dont even like shrimp, but this looks tasty!

  4. Thats looks delicious! :) x

  5. awesomee! :) i really want to try this now haha.

  6. Looks so good!

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