Tempting Tuesdays ~ Shrimp Scampi Linguine

Tempting Tuesdays has moved! I've been posting Tempting Tuesdays on the Author to Author blog since 2013. While we reorganize over there, I'm moving the post here to my personal blog.

The thought behind this weekly post is to present simple and delicious recipes that we can make easily and still have time to read our favorite books. I find the best recipes I can from all over the web and try them out in my own kitchen.

Find more recipes on my Pinterest board.

For the first recipe of 2015, I've found a simple and delicious pasta recipe bound to tempt your tastebuds.

Recipe adapted from Rasa Malaysia.


4 servings linguine, for 4 people
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 oz unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
5 tablespoons white wine
6 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
Salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon sugar
Squirts of lemon juice
1/2 heaping teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

Prepare Linguine according to package directions. Set aside.

Sprinkle cayenne pepper over shrimp and set aside.

Heat sauté pan and add butter. Once butter is melted, add olive oil and minced garlic. Lightly sauté.

Add shrimp until halfway cooked (slightly pink).

Then add white wine, salt, and sugar.

Add cherry tomatoes and linguine to the pot and stir until linguine is completely coated. When shrimp is cooked through, add a few squirts of lemon juice and black pepper. Mix well.

Dish out and serve with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. Enjoy!