Creamy Shrimp Linguine with White Wine
This Shrimp Linguine is so delicious and easy to make. The best part of this recipe is that it has simple ingredients like white wine, garlic, butter, basil, cream and cheese that makes it so tasty. I always like to use the white wine I’m going to pair it with while enjoying a glass, cooking. Pair this dish with nice white wine like Pinot Grigio or Chenin Blanc and you’ve got yourself a lovely meal.
450 g (1 lb) linguine
30 ml (2 tbsp) butter
675 g (1 ½ lb) jumbo raw shrimp
2 garlic cloves, minced
185 ml (¾ cup) white wine
60 ml (¼ cup) fresh basil, minced
250 ml (1 cup) half and half cream
125 ml (1/2 cup) parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh whole basil for finishing
- Bring 4-5 litres of water to a boil. Add salt. Add pasta to boiling water. For “al dente” pasta, cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta when done.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook the shrimp for 2 minutes until partially cooked. Add the garlic, white wine, minced basil, salt and pepper. Cook shrimp for another 3-5 minutes or until most of the wine has evaporated.
- Add the cooked pasta, cream, and parmesan to the shrimp pan. Toss everything together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, whole basil leaves and additional parmesan cheese.
Diane Jang is the COO of Paired, who is also a food and wine lover. She enjoys discovering different food and wine pairings locally and from around the world. She’s traveled to over 48 countries, visiting many wineries and exploring the tastes of local foods.