Shrimp Lemon-Leek Linguine Recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Shrimp Lemon-Leek Linguine Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp.  grated lemon peel + juice
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2  tsp.  crushed red pepper
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound linguine we use DeLallo
  • 4 leeks trimmed, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise, and washed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or Vermouth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  • In a bowl, toss the shrimp with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon peel, garlic and crushed red pepper. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente, according to package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat, and cook the leeks for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Push the leeks to the side of the pan, add the shrimp to the skillet, and cook until pink and firm. Pour in the wine and cream and stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • On a large platter, add the pasta; place the shrimp mixture on top. Salt and pepper to taste (if needed); add the chives, lemon zest, and fresh squeezed lemon juice over the top; serve!