Creamy Lemony Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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Serves 4

This creamy shrimp in pasta meal is hands-down one of my favourite pasta dishes. On the plus side, it is very easy to make!

500 gm
prawns, shelled and de-veined
(marinate the cleaned prawns in the following ingredients for at least 30 minutes)
lemons, juiced and zested
1 tsp
red chilli flakes or powder
1 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
Other Ingredients
500 gm
pasta of choice
onion, chopped finely
2 tbsp
2-3 tbsp
1 tbsp
plain/all purpose flour
1 cup
2 tbsp
sour cream
2 tbsp
chopped coriander
1 tsp
garam masala
green chillies, chopped
(if you can't take too much spice, omit this)
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a pan/skillet and add a bit of oil, then fry the shrimp for about 3 minutes on each side, remove n set aside. Do this in batches so the prawns/shrimp cook evenly and quickly to prevent them from overcooking.

In the meantime, boil your pasta and drain.

In the pan you used for frying the prawns/shrimp, add the butter and when melted, fry the chopped onions until soft. Add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes then add a bit of salt and pepper, garam masala. Then slowly add in the milk whilst whisking to make sure you have a smooth sauce. When it thickens slightly, add the coriander n chopped chilli, followed by the shrimp.

Cook together for a couple of minutes, add milk if you like a lighter cream (remember that the cream will thicken slightly as it cools so adjust according to your preference). Adjust salt n pepper according to taste

Now either mix the pasta into the creamy shrimp and serve immediately or you can serve the pasta with the shrimp on the side. Best served immediately! Enjoy!!

You can substitute the shrimp/prawns with finely chopped chicken fillet.


Masha Allah

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It is used in the marination, please recheck the recipe!!

Mashaa Allah, may God bless you Fauzia's

This sounds delicious - what do you do with the lemon juice and zest?

Can frozen shrimps/prawn be used for this?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes that is fine.

When adding the flour, should I already have it mixed with the milk and spices? Otherwise wouldn't the flour clump if I add milk to it later?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No, if you check the instructions, the flour is added to the onions and fried on low heat until cooked before adding any milk. Make sure when you add the milk later, you should add it gradually whilst whisking or stirring to make sure the flour is well incorporated.

Aoa, can u plz tell me what is linguini? And if it is easily available in karachi?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W.Salaam, it is like spaghetti but flat instead of round. You can use regular spaghetti if you do not get linguine.

ok thank you...