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Shrimp with Lemon Linguine

Guests always think I fussed whenever I serve this special dish. When I tell them how easy it is to prepare, recipe requests come my way! —Merrilee Chambers, Haines Junction, Yukon Territory
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces linguine or other pasta
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, red pepper, green onion and garlic in butter until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Stir in the flour, salt, tarragon and pepper until blended. Gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add the shrimp; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in wine or broth; heat through.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, lemon juice and salt to a boil. Add linguine. Cook for 10-13 minutes or until tender; drain. Sprinkle with lemon zest and parsley. Toss with the shrimp mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 473 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 213mg cholesterol, 983mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • Carole22
    Feb 12, 2013

    i loved the idea of cooking the pasta with lemon juice and peel. i have usedf that part of the recipe for other pasta dishes.I also added a small amount of thyme, Lime juice and peel works well if you want asouthwestern flavor.

  • Shoes58
    Apr 20, 2010

    what richness! a meal that was a raspberry in the face of our diets. i'll be making this again especially for "occasion" meals.

  • vanesen47
    Oct 10, 2009

    I was looking for a new shrimp recipe and this one was delicious. My family truly enjoyed it.