If you’re looking for a quick and tasty seafood dish, you can’t go wrong with shrimp scampi with a dash of cognac. This classic Italian-American recipe features succulent shrimp sautéed in garlic, butter, and white wine, then tossed with linguine and finished with a splash of lemon juice. The result is a light yet flavorful pasta dish that’s perfect for any occasion, from a romantic dinner for two to a weeknight meal for the whole family. And best of all, it only takes about 20 minutes to make!
Shrimp Scampi with Cognac Recipe
- 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup cognac
- 1/2 cup chicken or seafood broth
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 1 lb linguine
- Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
- Cook the linguine in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the cognac to the skillet and deglaze, stirring for about 30 seconds.
- Add the chicken or seafood broth and lemon juice and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter, chopped parsley, and chopped chives.
- Add the shrimp back into the skillet and toss to coat with the sauce.
- Serve the shrimp scampi over the linguine, garnished with additional parsley and chives, if desired.
Enjoy your delicious shrimp scampi with cognac!