Shrimp Linguine with Creamy Herb Sauce

            This recipe reminds me of when I go out to eat with either my Mom or my Mother in law. If I am with my Mom, she always orders whatever I decide to order. If it is my Mother in law that I am with, I can guarantee that she will order a seafood linguine if it is offered. Understandably, seafood with pasta is one of the best combinations in the world. At least in my opinion.

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            This is one of those meals that combine sophistication, flavor and ease of making all in one dish. This recipe comes together so fast, yet it seriously looks like a gourmet meal.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I serve this as a single dish?

This does make a meal in itself. However, you could also serve it with a side of creamed peas, a nice dinner salad or a serving of crusty bread.

Can this dish be stored in the refrigerator or freezer?

Leftovers can be kept in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. If you want to freeze the leftovers, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, then a layer of foil and then a tightly closing cover. It will remain good for up to a month.

Can I use a different type of seafood?

I would think that scallops, or lobster or even crab would taste wonderful in this recipe.

What ingredients do you need for Shrimp Linguine with Creamy Herb Sauce

            6 tbsp butter, unsalted and divided

            1 to 2 cups of mushrooms, sliced

            1 pound shrimp, deveined and tail removed

            2 tsp garlic, minced

            2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

            2 tbsp parsley, fresh chopped

            6 ounces softened cream cheese

            ½ cup heavy whipping cream

            Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Shrimp Linguine with Creamy Herb Sauce

FIRST STEP:

Cook the linguine to al dente in lightly salted boiling water

Drain linguine when done

SECOND STEP:

Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet

Add the mushrooms and shrimp to the skillet

THIRD STEP:

Saute until the shrimp is cooked through and the mushrooms are soft

Add the remaining butter, garlic and cream cheese. Saute until the butter and cream cheese are melted

FOURTH STEP:

Whisk in the heavy whipping cream and all remaining ingredients, except the shrimp and mushrooms.

Cook until well combined and thickened

FIFTH STEP:

Add the shrimp and mushrooms into the sauce and stir to coat real well

Put the linguine into the skillet and stir to combine well

Garnish with chopped parsley

Tips:

Once you taste this dish, you may never go out for seafood again. You will see how elegant and tasty this dish is. You can tweak it to suit your tastes, add a different seafood or change the pasta. Although it is a linguine dish, other pastas will work just as well. Angel hair pasta will allow you to have more of the seafood flavor.

I say, go ahead and invite your Mom and Mother in law over for dinner, this is a dish they will both love immensely. The problem may lie in the fact that they will want to eat at your house all the time.

Shrimp Linguine with Creamy Herb Sauce

Shrimp Linguine with Creamy Herb Sauce

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter, unsalted and divided
  • 1 to 2 cups of mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 pound shrimp, deveined and tail removed
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley, fresh chopped
  • 6 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Cook the linguine to al dente in lightly salted boiling water

Drain linguine when done

SECOND STEP:

Melt 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet

Add the mushrooms and shrimp to the skillet

THIRD STEP:

Saute until the shrimp is cooked through and the mushrooms are soft

Add the remaining butter, garlic and cream cheese. Saute until the butter and cream cheese are melted

FOURTH STEP:

Whisk in the heavy whipping cream and all remaining ingredients, except the shrimp and mushrooms.

Cook until well combined and thickened

FIFTH STEP:

Add the shrimp and mushrooms into the sauce and stir to coat real well

Put the linguine into the skillet and stir to combine well

Garnish with chopped parsley

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 340gSugar: 22gProtein: 10g