Linda's Lemon Shrimp a La Vodka Pasta

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This dish is just plain delicious, and one that can be made within 1 hr. I serve it lots of times when I am having company, and I always get lots of compliments on this awesome dish!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put on water to boil for pasta.
  2. In a lg. frying pan saute half the garlic along with all the onions, and mushrooms in 1/4 cup olive oil.
  3. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  4. In another lg. frying pan saute the shrimp and the rest of the garlic in 4 T. of olive oil for 1 minute
  5. Add vodka and lemon juice, and cook about 2-3 mins., until shrimp are cooked, and vodka is reduced. Mix in with mushroom mixture, and set aside.
  6. Cook pasta according to pkg. directions. When done, drain well and return to pan. Set aside.
  7. In the meantime mix eggs, cream, and Parmesan cheese in a saucepan, over med. heat, mixing well. Heat until cheese is melted. Add to pasta, tossing well. Cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add all other ingredients, and toss well.
  9. Add more salt, pepper, to taste.
  10. Let simmer a few minutes.
  11. Serve.
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this recipe, and for a dish that appears quite complex, it is actually quite easily and quickly prepared. I would have liked to use angelhair and will try it like that next time, but unfortunately I only had spaghetti in the pantry, it worked very well, however. Thank you Linda, a special supper with relatively little fuss!

Karen Elizabeth January 27, 2011

I thought this was very good! I probably would double the sauce -- we love to dip our bread in it. I added a hot pepper to the sauce at the end of cooking. And I added a thinly sliced red bell pepper to the garlic/onion mixture while cooking. I like my onions and red peppers grilled, so I cooked them first, then added the mushrooms, sauted for a few minutes and removed from heat. The other review said it tasted eggy -- that happens if you don't cook the sauce properly! I cook lots of dishes using eggs to make a cream sauce. You have to be careful to 'temper' the sauce as you are cooking it or it will turnout eggy -- stir stir stir.

whatzndafrig February 26, 2009

I followed this recipe exactly but there are a few things I didn't understand. I don't know why the shrimp couln't have been sauteed with the mushrooms and onions. I don't know what the vodka did for this recipe. I used 4 TBS. of lemon juice and couldn't taste any lemon. I added the egg-parmesan mixture to the hot pasta and cooked in the pan as directed yet when this dish was finished, it tasted very eggy and had a gluey consistency.This was a big disappointment.

elliesstuff September 18, 2006