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Two shallow white bowls with linguini and shrimp topped with basil ribbons.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta is a copycat recipe to Carrabba's Italian Grill recipe for Pasta Rambo that was popular around 2012. They no longer serve this classic shrimp pasta dish. Luckily you can still make it in the comfort of your own home any time you would like.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 943kcal
Author Katie


  • Stove Top


Lemon Sauce

  • 12 tablespoon Cold Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Yellow Onion minced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • cup Dry White Wine
  • 3 tablespoon Lemon Juice

For the Shrimp Pasta

  • 1 lb. Linguine
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 10 oz. Sliced White Mushrooms
  • 1 lb. Medium Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup Spinach leaves chopped
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes seed and diced
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Basil chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese


For the Lemon Sauce

  • For lemon sauce, melt one tablespoon butter in a skillet on medium. Stir in 2 tablespoons onion and 2 garlic cloves minced and let it cook for about 3 minutes. Add ⅓ cup wine and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Cook until liquid reduces to two tablespoons, 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Whisk in remaining 11 tablespoons of butter one piece at a time. The butter should soften into an emulsified sauce in 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. *Sauce can be stored at room temperature for up to two hours.

For the Shrimp Pasta

  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente (follow the directions on the box).
  • Heat one tablespoon oil in skillet on medium-high. Stir in mushrooms, 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Stir shrimp until barely opaque around edges, 1-½ minutes. Stir in chopped spinach, 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, 1 minute. Return mushrooms to pan. Stir in lemon sauce and basil. Reduce heat to low. Stir sauce 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drain pasta; return to pot. Stir in sauce. Serve with parmesan and fresh basil.


  • Adapted from the Orlando Sentinel, 1/18/2012
  • It's best to prep all the components of this meal prior to cooking as the meal tends to cook quickly.
  • Freeze any extra sauce for a future quick dinner!


Serving: 1c | Calories: 943kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 376mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2064IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 5mg