Shrimp in Garlic and White Wine Sauce (Cooking with Carolyn)

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Jan. 04, 2012

Try my easy and terribly quick shrimp in white wine sauce with garlic. Another week night meal made easy!


For pasta
Linguine 8 Ounce
Kosher salt 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) ((Boiled in salt water))
Other ingredients
Raw shrimp 1 Pound ((Size 31
Extra virgin olive oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , mince
Shallots/Red onion 2 Tablespoon , finely chopped
White wine 2 Cup (32 tbs) ((Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc))
Red pepper flakes 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Fresh thyme 2 Teaspoon , finely chopped
Kosher salt 1/2 Teaspoon
All purpose seasoning 1 Teaspoon
Butter 1 Tablespoon
For the garnish
Fresh basil 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Fresh chives 1 Tablespoon , finely chopped
Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon (Optional)



1. Peel, rinse and devein the shrimps.

2. Mince the garlic and finely chop the shallots, fresh thyme and keep it aside.


3. In a pot pour 5 quarts of water with ¼ cup of salt and bring the water to a boil.

4. Once the pasta water comes to a boil drop the pasta and cook the pasta according to the manufacturer’s directions or until the pasta is al dente.

5. Preheat a large skillet, sauté the shallots and garlic with ¼ cup of olive oil over medium high heat, stir for 1-2 minutes.

6. Add the red pepper flakes, add the wine, and return the heat to medium high.

7. Add thyme and grand diamond all-purpose seasoning.

8. Increase the heat to high and let the sauce reduce by half, keep stirring occasionally.

9. On high heat add the shrimps, cook for 3-4 minutes or until the curl up or turn pink.

10. Turn off the heat and stir in some butter let it melt.

11. Drain the water from the pasta or just remove it with a tong and add it to the reduced red wine sauce.

12. Toss all ingredients together and garnish with chopped basil, chives and parmesan cheese.


13. Serve the shrimps and linguine pasta hot.


Increasing the heat, allows the alcohol to evaporate while the flavors become concentrated and the sauce slightly thickens

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 566Calories from Fat 180

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 481 mg20.04%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 32 g64%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet