14 Reviews

This dish is too bland. While it could be acceptable on a night when you lack time and need something quick, it is definitely not something for a special dinner or for entertaining. In any case, it lacks zing and needs something such as lemon juice or whipping cream for flavor (maybe some diced tomatoes?). Otherwise, it is simply too bland. Sorry but this recipe won't be repeated in our household.

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patklavon February 15, 2009

This was a good dish. I have to admit that I didn't have fresh basil, and had to use basil from the spice rack. However, my husband doesn't care for too much fresh basil anyway. I had to add a little salt, some fresh lemon juice, and red pepper flakes to add some flavor to the sauce. I also tossed in some pine nuts. I would have preferred a bit more sauce in the dish. I would probably even double the sauce for a second go around (and I'll use fresh basil, too).

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The Bread of Life December 29, 2008

I only used 1/2 lb. of shrimp, but other than that, made the recipe as stated. The next time, I'll probably use less linguine or double the sauce. DH and I both thought it was a bit dry, but it was delicious.

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Louisville Mimi October 06, 2008

i lost this recipe when my computer crashed..my family loves it. thank god i found it again. excellent and so easy to make. i add a pinch of red pepper flakes, gives it a little bit of a spicy flavor..

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pebs63 February 24, 2008

This is the core of a dish I have been making for awhile now. You can substitute or even add chicken or scallops to this. I like the pepper flakes idea, but I found an Emeril recipe that is made exactly the same way (Emeril's Shrimp Scampi), but using his Emeril Essense spice and it is a nice, somewhat spicy version of this.

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mhanan February 13, 2008

Nice and light. I added chilli flakes.

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tndang January 09, 2008

This dish is fabulous! My DH and I have made it several times now--it has become a regular in our household. I have also made it for guests, and like Little Bee says, it definitely impressed our company, who thanked me repeatedly (having no idea how easy it was for me to make). Thank you for this keeper!!!

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Dr. Jenny October 14, 2007

DH and I loved this so much!!! He finished up leftovers the next morning between "Yums" He suggested we try it with squid also. Sounds like a good idea - it's that versatile!

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Kymmarie July 09, 2006

Excellent! Ingeredients that are accesible in the house and easy to make. Everyone loved this reciepe including my daughters 1 1/2 and 4 years old. THe shrimp was so flavorful. This will go into the recipe book. Thank you!

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minichef November 01, 2005

I really enjoyed this recipe. Very quick and easy but full of flavor. I will add this to my repeat menu.

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Michelle Williams September 13, 2005
Shrimp Linguine With Basil-Garlic Butter