Perfect for two, this shrimp scampi with linguini and broccoli rabe is so delicious. The garlic butter and white wine sauce tastes incredible with the linguini noodles and plump shrimp. Toss in the slight crunch from the broccoli rabe and this recipe is a winner.

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini and Broccoli Rabe – Healthyish Foods

What’s great, is that this entire pasta recipe comes together in under 30 minutes. You only need two pans, so clean up is a breeze. While this shrimp scampi with linguini and broccoli rabe recipe would be perfect any night of the week, it especially great for Valentine’s day.

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini and Broccoli Rabe – Healthyish Foods

Nothing says love like a hot bowl of buttery pasta loaded with all the goodies. The shrimp are perfectly tender and plump which tastes so good with the light garlic butter sauce. In my opinion, this is the ultimate Valentine’s day dinner recipe. Toss in some chocolate at the end and its game over!

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini and Broccoli Rabe – Healthyish Foods

Speaking of Valentine’s day, a great appetizer recipe would be my zucchini roll-ups or my vegan spinach and artichoke dip. Looking for a tasty dessert to make for your sweetheart? Try my classic brownies or my lemon ricotta bars.  

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini and Broccoli Rabe – Healthyish Foods

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini and Broccoli Rabe

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Ingredients

  • ½ pound linguini, cooked al dente
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter, salted
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 8-10 stalks broccoli rabe , remove the leaves and trim the stems
  • ½ pound shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • few turns cracked black pepper
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian parsley , chopped small
  • ¼ cup white wine , I used sauvignon blanc
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice , fresh squeezed
  • ¼ cup pasta water
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Equipment

  • pasta pot
  • 3.5 quart saute pan with sides

Instructions 

  • Boil a pot of water, season it with salt, and cook the linguini according to the package. Be sure to reserve a ¼ cup of pasta water.
  • I cooked mine al dente as it will continue cooking once you add it to the shrimp and garlic butter sauce.
  • Using a colander, drain the water off of the pasta. Drizzle it with olive oil and set it aside.

Prepare the shrimp, broccoli rabe and garlic butter sauce:

  • In a large sauté pan with sides, add the olive oil, butter and garlic.
  • Once the garlic is fragrant and lightly browned, add the broccoli rabe. Simmer over medium heat for roughly 5 minutes.
  • Next, you’ll add the peeled and deveined shrimp.
  • Let the shrimp cook for 2-3 minutes per side. You will want them to be pink in color, not opaque.
  • Once the shrimp are cooked through, deglaze the pan with the white wine and lemon juice.
  • Reduce the heat to low, and season the dish with salt, pepper, fresh chopped Italian parsley, and red pepper flakes.

Assemble the dish:

  • Next, you’ll add the cooked pasta along with the reserved pasta water to the pan with the shrimp and broccoli rabe.
  • Stir everything together until the noodles are well coated in the sauce.
  • Toss in the grated parmesan cheese and serve immediately.