Shellfish over linguine

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 oz linguine pasta
  • 1 lb mixed shellfish (shrimp, scallops, mussels, or clams), cleaned and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup seafood or chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


  1. Cook Linguine:
    • Cook the linguine pasta according to the package instructions in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare Shellfish:
    • In a large skillet or saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
    • Add the mixed shellfish to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until they start to turn opaque. Remove the shellfish from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pour in the white wine and seafood or chicken broth. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for 3-4 minutes to reduce slightly.
    • Add the cooked linguine pasta to the skillet and toss to coat it evenly with the sauce.
    • Return the cooked shellfish to the skillet. Squeeze the lemon juice over the pasta and shellfish. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything together gently.
  4. Serve:
    • Transfer the shellfish linguine to serving plates or a large serving dish.
    • Garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Serve hot and enjoy this delicious shellfish linguine as a satisfying main course!


  • Feel free to customize the shellfish selection based on your preferences and availability. You can also add additional seafood such as squid or lobster for variety. Adjust the cooking time accordingly for different types of shellfish.

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