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firecracker shrimp with cool creamy lime linguine

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Debbie Reid
Clearwater, FL

The heat of the firecracker shrimp is cooled by the lime-infused pasta. You can also squeeze additional fresh lime juice over shrimp when serving.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For firecracker shrimp with cool creamy lime linguine

  • 1/3 c
    plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp
    lime zest
  • 2 tsp
    lime juice
  • 4 oz
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine
  • 1 oz
    asiago cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 8 oz
    large shrimp (31 - 35 count), peeled, tails removed, de-veined
  • 2 Tbsp
    adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • garnish: lime wedges

How To Make firecracker shrimp with cool creamy lime linguine

  • 1
    In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, lime zest, and lime juice; set aside.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, bring 2 - 3 quarts of water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add in the linguine, and salt to taste, and cook according to package directions to al dente. Remove and set aside 1/2 cup of pasta water; drain pasta; set aside.
  • 3
    In the same saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-low heat. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add in the pasta, toss. Add in the yogurt mixture and white wine, mix to combine. Add in the Asiago cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, mix to combine and allow the cheese to melt. Add in some of the pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to loosen mixture.
  • 4
    Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add shrimp to skillet and cook until pink and cooked through, approximately 2 minutes. Add in the adobo sauce, mix to combine.
  • 5
    To serve, divide the pasta evenly between two serving plates, creating a well in the center of the pasta, evenly divide the shrimp and place into the well in the center of the pasta. Serve with lime wedges.

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