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Creamy Tarragon Shrimp Pasta

A creamy pasta with shrimp, lemon, garlic and tarragon.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings



  • 1 pound dried linguine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 pound 51-60 ct shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and boil pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium heat just until butter melts. Add in garlic and shallots. Cook until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add in shrimp and cook 2 - 3 minutes or just until they start to turn pink. Pour in lemon juice and wine. Scrape up any bits that have stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and slowly whisk in cream. Stir in lemon zest and tarragon.
  • Add cooked pasta to the shrimp sauce. Toss to coat. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Toss once more and serve.


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Keywords: pasta, seafood, shrimp, tarragon, valentines day