Lemon Shrimp (or Chicken) Linguine

It’s probably not common for kids to love shrimp…so just substitute chicken for this recipe OR save it for a meal with your adult friends! My mom and I made this recipe up while we were on vacation in Florida…I just had to showcase it next to the lovely pool!

1 pound box linguine
1 pound medium uncooked shrimp or chicken
3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons fresh oregano (or 2 teaspoons dried)
sea salt and grated parmesan cheese for seasoning
Optional: crushed red pepper

  • If using raw shrimp, make sure they are de-shelled, deveined and cleaned. If using chicken, chop into 2-inch chunks.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the linguine noodles until al dente (usually 8-9 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and saute for 2 minutes (do not let it burn).
  • Add shrimp or chicken, cook until the shrimp is light pink (only a couple of minutes) or until the chicken is golden brown.
  • Once the shrimp or chicken is cooked, immediately add the lemon juice and cooked noodles. Toss the mixture to incorporate the flavors. Add 1 tsp of sea salt and all of the oregano. Toss again to make sure it is heated.
  • Transfer to a large serving dish, top with crushed red pepper and parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!


About Sarah Lundgren

child of God. married to my best friend. mommy of 4 treasures. at home with my babies.

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