The Perfect Summer Cheat Dish

It’s said Italian bombshell Sophia Loren went to pasta heaven saying, “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti,” so if a perfect summer cheat meal existed, it would have to be Seaspice’s Shrimp Linguini.


• 5 Jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
• 6 oz. Fresh linguine
• 2 Garlic cloves sliced thin
• 1 Shallot sliced thin
• 1 oz. Chopped chives
• 1 oz. Parmesan cheese grated
• Zest of 1/2 lemon
• Juice of 1/2 lemon
• 1 Plum tomato peeled and diced
• Tiny pinch of crushed red pepper
• 3 oz. White wine
• 2 oz. Olive oil
• 3 oz. Shrimp or Chicken stock
• 3 oz. Butter
• 1 sauce pot with salted boiling water
• Salt and pepper to taste

Add 1 oz. oil to pan and sear shrimp on both sides; remove from pan. Add 1 oz. olive oil, garlic, shallot, tomato, red pepper, and lemon zest. Lightly sauté until translucent. Deglaze with white wine and let reduce by half. Add stockade and let reduce by half. Add salt and pepper. Drop pasta in boiling water for 3 minutes (11 if using dry pasta). Add butter then shrimp back to the sauce. Add pasta, lemon juice, and cheese. Twirling pasta in the bowl, add any excess shrimp and sauce. Garnish with chives, a fresh squeeze of lemon juice, and salmon roe.

By Executive Chef Angel Leon, SEASPICE