Sautéed Garlic Shrimp & Linguine

Sautéed Garlic Shrimp With Blistered Cherry Tomatoes Over Fresh Linguine Pasta


Sautéed Garlic Shrimp, Linguine, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, & Blush Sauce finished with Shaved Parmesan.

If you love your pasta but don’t want a heavy sauce, this Garlic Shrimp recipe is for you. The blush sauce is used sparingly, along with fresh olive oil, to highlight the flavors of the shrimp & pasta.

Sautéed Garlic Shrimp & Linguine

There are two keys to this dish:

  1. Use fresh shrimp that haven’t been frozen.

Frozen shrimp often lose their flavor over time and there really isn’t a way to bring that flavor back.  Now, if you’re in a bind, by all means use frozen shrimp, but when available fresh is always preferred.

  1. Use homemade Tomato Sauce.

Fresh tomato sauce (or gravy depending on where you are from) is always preferred over jarred.  I like to take a jar of our summer sauce and use a stick blender to thin it out.  With the sautéed cherry tomatoes in this recipe there will be plenty of texture in the dish.

Here’s how it’s made:

Sauteed Garlic Shrimp & Pasta

Sautéed Garlic Shrimp With Blistered Cherry Tomatoes Over Fresh Linguine Pasta
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • 9 Ounces Cook Linguine Pasta
  • 1 ½ Cup Halved Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 lb Shrimp peeled & de-veined
  • ¼ Cup Light Cream
  • 8 Ounces Tomato Sauce
  • ½ Minced Sweet Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Shaved Parmesan


  • In a glass mixing cup/bowl, add the tomato sauce, cream, and minced onions. Use an immersion blending to smooth out the sauce.
  • Drop your pasta and cook until Al-dente.  Drain your pasta and set aside briefly.
  • In a sauté pan add olive oil, shrimp, garlic, and cherry tomatoes over medium-high heat. Scorch the tomatoes and shrimp for 1 min, flip, and then lower the heat to medium-low. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the blush sauce to the pan, stir, and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the pasta to the pan and toss to evenly coat. Plate by twirling the pasta on a long serving fork. Finish with shaved Parmesan cheese and an olive oil drizzle.
  • Enjoy!

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