Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti

  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2004


  • 20 jumbo shrimp
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/4 medium white onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic clove, sliced plus 1 clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. Peel shrimp, reserving shells and tails. Cut shrimp crosswise into thirds; set aside. Place shells and tails in a medium saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon oil, carrots, celery, onion, and minced garlic. Cook over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add 1 cup of wine, and cook until reduced to about 1/3 cup. Strain through a fine sieve; discarding solids.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and spaghetti, and cook until al dente, according to package directions.

  3. In a large straight-sided skillet, heat remaining 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to turn golden brown. Add shrimp, and remaining 1/2 cup wine. Cook, stirring, until almost cooked through. Add strained cooking liquid, and cook until shrimp are just firm. Stir in butter and parsley.

  4. Drain spaghetti, and place on a serving platter. Top with shrimp mixture, and serve immediately.


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