Shrimp Luciano will be your new favorite easy shrimp pasta dish!
You'll want to add this Shrimp Luciano dish to your dinner menu every week! This dish is inspired by a dish I had at an Italian restaurant a few years ago. It's popular on restaurant menus in Little Italy neighborhoods around the country and in New York.
The Luciano sauce is a white wine sauce with just a hint of tomato. Think of this sauce as a shrimp scampi with a hint of tomato.
This dish is delicious served family style as a main course with a large crisp romaine lettuce Caesar salad and some fresh bread.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Delicious - This recipe is so delicious. Each bite is packed with flavor that your family will truly love! It's really a perfect dish for the whole family. Great for entertaining too!
Approachable - This recipe is approachable and is easy to make. You only need a few kitchen tools to make this great recipe.
Leftover Friendly - While we recommend eating the shrimp the day of, the pasta is certainly very leftover friendly! Make a big batch and eat throughout the week.
Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:
- Shrimp - Use large, peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp. You can buy fresh or frozen. If using frozen shrimp, thaw in the refrigerator the night before you make the recipe
- White Onions - Diced. Some recipes may use red onions, but my version of this dish uses white onions. You can also substitute with a diced shallot.
- Olive Oil - Use regular, not extra virgin olive oil
- Unsalted Butter
- Garlic - Diced
- White Wine - Any dry white wine will do
- Tomato Paste
- Black Pepper
- Italian Parsley or Fresh Basil - For serving. You can use any fresh herbs that you have on hand!
Let's make this Shrimp Luciano recipe together!
Heat a large pot of salted boiling water over medium heat. When water is boiling, cook linguine for 10 minutes, until al dente. Remove one cup of pasta water before draining pasta. Set pasta aside.
Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add onions, unsalted butter, and olive oil to the pan. Saute for 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
Add garlic and shrimp to the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until shrimp are pink. Remove shrimp from the pan.
Add white wine to the pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in tomato paste, salt, and black pepper. Add linguine to the pan and toss in the sauce. Top with shrimp and Italian parsley or fresh basil, and serve. I typically don't add cheese to my seafood pasta dishes, but if you wanted to, you can add parmesan cheese!
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this delicious recipe perfect.
Make it Ahead - For super easy serving, make the sauce ahead of time. When you're ready to serve, add fresh pasta and some pasta to the sauce in a skillet, and heat until warmed through.
Complete the Meal - Complete the meal with some eggplant rollatini, roasted vegetables, and a side salad for a delicious meal.
Don't Forget Pasta Water - Adding pasta water is super important and is the key to creating a super silky sauce. Don't skip it!
Here is some kitchen equipment you will need for this easy Shrimp Luciano recipe. You can find all of these products on Amazon.
Large Skillet - You'll want a high quality large skillet with enough room to make the sauce and add the pasta.
Pasta Bowl - I love serving pasta in good quality pasta bowls. They're perfect for a variety of dishes, so they're super versatile!
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Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this easy pasta course recipe.
Sub Protein - If you don't like shrimp, you can substitute it for cooked chicken breast or skirt steak, or top with cooked mussels or baked clams.
Add Veggies - If you're looking to add some vegetables, broccoli rabe, baby arugula, baby spinach, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red peppers, or grape tomatoes would all be delicious additions to this dish!
Add Texture - This dish would be delicious topped with crisp toasted bread crumbs for some extra texture and flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pat shrimp dry. Heat a large skillet with olive oil and add shrimp and garlic to the pan, Saute for 3-4 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
There are so many delicious seasoning that go well with shrimp! Just are few are garlic, lemon juice, chili powder, onion powder, oregano, garlic butter, rosemary, and thyme.
Saute shrimp for 3-4 minutes total, flipping halfway. Shrimp should be white and pink throughout.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage and reheating instructions for this recipe.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight continuer and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat as instructed below.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this recipe is to heat in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat until warm.
Other Recipes to Try
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- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 onions diced
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic diced
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 lb linguine
- Italian parsley or fresh basil for serving
- Heat a large pot of salted boiling water over medium heat. When water is boiling, cook linguine for 10 minutes, until al dente. Remove one cup of pasta water before draining pasta. Set pasta aside.
- Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add onions, unsalted butter, and olive oil to the pan. Sauté for 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
- Add garlic and shrimp to the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until shrimp are pink. Remove shrimp from the pan.
- Add white wine to the pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Stir in tomato paste, salt, and black pepper. Add linguine and a few tablespoons of pasta water to the pan and toss in the sauce. Top with shrimp and Italian parsley or fresh basil, and serve.