Shells Shrimp and Garlic Pasta

Shells is a very popular Florida restaurant chain. This is one of their most requested recipes. This is a quick and easy dish to make at home.
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Shells Shrimp and Garlic Pasta

Shells Shrimp and Garlic Pasta

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Seafood Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 6
Shells Shrimp and Garlic Pasta

This recipe is so easy to make and so yummy!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound shrimp -- cleaned and halved
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry White Wine
  • 8 cloves garlic -- crushed
  • 2 dashes soy sauce DO NOT OVERDO, BUT IMPORTANT
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Cook the linguine and butter in salted boiling water until almost al dente. Drain and set aside. Combine olive oil, wine, garlic, salt and pepper, soy sauce and heavy cream in a large saucepan. Add the shrimp, stir and add the linguine. Stirring gently, cook over medium high heat for almost 10 minutes, or until shrimp is done and linguine is perfectly done. Serve at once. It will initially seem a little runny, but will set up and become a wonderful sauce. DO NOT USE HALF AND HALF! Don't cook it the full 10 minutes if it doesn't need it.

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  • Carissa

    Is 1/2 c olive oil a typo??

  • B.J. Wags

    I add blackening seasoning. Best shrimp pasta recipe ever!

  • Mr Slap n Tickle

    I worked prep at shells many years ago…the main difference at this restaurant was that when linguine was cooked in the am, it was marinated…yes marinated..and then portioned out until night service. If I remember correctly, marinate was basically extra Virginia olive oil, beef base, garlic, wine. We used to eat this stuff as is, the marinate was so yummy. (This recipe tries to replicate by adding garlic, evoo, wine, salt, pepper at the sauté, but you just can’t beat that marinate getting into the pasta. I also believe maggi seasoning used, not soy sauce. /////. If you’re going to do it this way, I’d recommend a quick, hot sauté of shrimp, garlic and half the oil recommended here. Remove the shrimp, THEN add the linguine, splash the wine, deglaze, add maggi and reduce heat…then add cream and cook for 5-10 minutes….Then add shrimp for last 30 sec to warm but not overcook,

  • Amber Rose

    I’ve never been to Shells, so I can’t compare. I can say that I tried this tonight, played the video while cooking (SUPER HELPFUL please continue to video!) and it was wonderful. I’m trying to cook more and eat out less. My son asked me for shrimp pasta tonight and this is what I found googling and I’m now a fan of your site. Thanks for putting delicious recipes up!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      Amber, I am so glad you and your son enjoyed the video and the recipe. It is always a big win when you can make a meal that your whole family enjoys. I hope you try more recipes.

  • Kelly Ann Sandland

    I have this dish at least once a week and with gluten free pasta and coconut milk as opposed to cream. When I used cream and regular pasta I could not tell the difference between mine and Shells restaurant. This is a great recipe and if you are going to knock it why not tell us what is different Answerman70???see more
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  • Dawner

    pretty darn close to Shells Shrimp Pasta; especially if you let it all sit together off the heat for a good 20 minutes to let the sauce set up; the longer the better. I also added some grated Parmesan cheese and tossed it before serving. Looking forward to leftovers!

    • stephaniemanley

      Thank you for letting me know.

  • Cyndi

    I worked at Shell’s in south Florida as a waitress in college. This and the coconut lobster bites they used to have were my favorite dishes. I’ve ordered this pasta literally hundreds of times over the years and this recipe (though the technique may differ from how they actually made it) is spot on!!! I agree that the shrimp don’t take ten minutes, so I throw those in last.

    But all in all a great copycat recipe!!!

  • RVfromTampa

    Awesome recipe. Tasted very close to Shell’s dish. I added finely chopped parsley. Highly recommend and easy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696271582 Marie Phillips

    Exactly how I remember it tasting, but missing the green stuff they put on top…I think it is chives

    • Kelly Ann Sandland

      Parsley goes on top! :)

  • mom of 4

    We have tried many variations of this recipe and this one was the closest match. Thank u!

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie

      I am glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  • Ban2Fab4

    This was my favorite dish at Shells. I made this dish and really enjoyed it but I used different measurements on the pasta and shrimp. I used a pound of linguine and a pound and a half of shrimp. Also, sprinkle some parsley flakes on the finished dish – it was wonderful.

  • Answerman70

    I worked with Shells seafood restaurant for many years, your recipe is somewhat close but not quite there. The worst offense is cooking for 10 min. This will ruin the shrimp. Many other mistakes, but good try.

    • Emailsare4losers

      so what will make this recipe closer?

    • Chrissygirl

      Hi Ansewrman70, What about a recipe for their langostino pasta with lobster cream sauce. Can you help me with that? Would love to make for my husbands father.
      Thanks so much if you can help. Grazti

    • KarenAnn

      Answerman70…if you can take the time to point out what you think isn’t right about this recipe, you should take the time to explain what IS…good try at a critique though!

    • Kelly Ann Sandland

      I have this dish at least once a week and with gluten free pasta and coconut milk as opposed to cream. When I used cream and regular pasta I could not tell the difference between mine and Shells restaurant. This is a great recipe and if you are going to knock it why not tell us what is different???

    • Kelly Ann Sandland

      I have this dish at least once a week and with gluten free pasta and coconut milk as opposed to cream. When I used cream and regular pasta I could not tell the difference between mine and Shells restaurant. This is a great recipe and if you are going to knock it why not tell us what is different???

  • Answerman70

    I worked with Shells seafood restaurant for many years, your recipe is somewhat close but not quite there. The worst offense is cooking for 10 min. This will ruin the shrimp. Many other mistakes, but good try.

  • GrammyMAC

    I have been looking for this recipe for so long! I loved this pasta at Shells. We went there every time we were in Florida, and I got it every time. I have tried several times to recreate it, but it was never the same. I will try this very soon!

  • GrammyMAC

    I have been looking for this recipe for so long! I loved this pasta at Shells. We went there every time we were in Florida, and I got it every time. I have tried several times to recreate it, but it was never the same. I will try this very soon!

  • http://40somethingmommy.com Liz Nelson

    I made this the other night for dinner. It was so fast and easy! Everyone loved it!