Seafood Scampi Linguine


This is my own special recipe. The most requested dinner when friends and family come to visit from all over the country. It's so easy and trust me...I hate capers, but they add just the right flavor. If you really don't like capers, put them in a empty tea bag, fasten with a twist tie and throw it away before serving, but trust me I've had no complaints! This is a perfect dinner to entertain with or just for a romantic night for two. Suggestion: Have a nice but simple spinach salad and a good gourmet Italian bread with it.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta

  • cup butter

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 zucchini, sliced

  • cup chopped garlic

  • ¾ cup chopped shallots

  • ¼ cup drained capers

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 ½ pounds clams in shell, scrubbed

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ¼ cup fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  3. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet. Add red pepper, zucchini, garlic, and shallots. Saute over high heat until the shallots begin to soften; about 4 minutes. Mix in capers, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and add clams and shrimp. Toss until it's fully mixed.

  4. Transfer mixture to a large baking dish. Cover and bake in a preheated oven until the clams have all opened and shrimp is cooked. Make sure the lid is not touching the shrimp or they'll burn and stick. Cook about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Pour the scampi over the linguine, top with fresh basil and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

735 Calories
20g Fat
97g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 735
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 235mg 78%
Sodium 615mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 97g 35%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 33mg 164%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 17mg 92%
Potassium 1008mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.