Linguine With Shrimp and Artichokes


Easy enough for a weeknight, but fancy enough to serve to weekend guests.

Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings

A crisp, golden brown topping—sautéed panko crumbs mixed with chopped parsley—elevates this pasta dish, which looks more elegant and time-consuming than the 25 minutes of hands-on time it really took.

The secret of its thin but flavorful broth is a ½ cup of water reserved from the cooked pasta. Loaded with starch, that cloudy pasta water works as a binder and thickener, turning olive oil and liquid from the sautéed shrimp and artichokes into a silky sauce.


  • ¾ pound linguine

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (raw)

  • 12 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and halved (1½ cups)

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper, and then cook, stirring, until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Mix in parsley and transfer to a plate. Wipe out the skillet.

  3. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper, and then cook, tossing frequently, until opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes.

  4. Add artichoke hearts and crushed red pepper to the shrimp and cook, tossing, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

  5. Add the shrimp mixture and reserved cooking water to the pasta and cook over medium heat, tossing, until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Serve the pasta sprinkled with the bread crumb mixture.

    Quick Dinner Ideas: Linguine With Shrimp, Artichokes, and Crispy Bread Crumbs
    David Prince

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

599 Calories
16g Fat
77g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 599
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 636mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 37g
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 6mg 33%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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