shrimp scampi linguine and sex on the beach

Shrimp Scampi Linguine and Sex on the Beach

fiesta pasta bowls, napoleonic bee glassware, laguiole flatware

well, my favorite day of the week has arrived once again. and with it some much-needed rain. the weather, for the most part, the past month was glorious. but storm clouds rolled into town once more. what to do on a rainy day? grab a good book and hunker down. the june selection for book club with Style was Sold on a Monday. this month it’s a beach read The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey. kristy will join us for a live interview on Monday, July 8th. what sets book club with Style apart from many book clubs is that you get an author’s perspective of the book. it’s fascinating to learn more about the author. how they go about writing and researching and a whole lot more. for more information about the book club click here. there’s also a list of our previous book club selections here.

but you didn’t think i’d forget to rustle up a delicious recipe and cocktail. or did you? shrimp scampi linguine and sex on the beach are on the menu this week. a friend dropped by for dinner the other night. so it was time to break out the dishes and set the table. flowers are always in order when guests arrive. and i love a beautiful table setting. since shrimp scampi linguine is being served the pasta bowls came out. along with my favorite stemware and flatware. of course, placemats and napkins set the scene. so let’s go with charming italian bistro. 

fiesta pasta bowls, napoleonic bee glassware, laguiole flatware

pasta bowls | flatware | glasses | placemats | napkins

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

miss ollie is on deck going places she shouldn’t per the norm.

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

nothing better than a good book on a rainy day.

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

unless it’s a good book with your favorite buddy.

does anyone remember Sex on the Beach? this cocktail was popular during the nineties. it’s a refreshing cocktail perfect all summer long.

sex on the beach

Sex on the Beach
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces vodka
  2. 2 ounces peach schnapps
  3. 2 ounces cranberry juice
  4. 2 ounces orange juice
  5. 2 ounces pineapple juice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and add the vodka, schnapps, cranberry juice, orange juice, and pineapple juice (if using). shake well.
Notes
  1. garnish with lemon or lime.
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sex on the beach

slowly count to thirty when shaking your cocktail, so it has time to chill.

sex on the beach

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

what am i wearing today? a gorgeous silk blouse from J.Crew that i threw on over a white tee. twill cargo chinos in pale orchid are sold out. drats! if you love the color check out a similar pair of pants. or if you’re a fan of chinos gray and green are still available.

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

these Tory Burch white studded sandals are from last year. i’m a big fan of her accessories – jewelry, handbags, and shoes. take heart! if you like these sandals, there are quite a few white studded sandals available at Nordstrom.

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

shrimp scampi linguine with a tossed salad is an easy meal to rustle up. it took all of thirty minutes to whip up this recipe.

shrimp scampi linguine

shrimp scampi linguine

this recipe for shrimp scampi linguine is loaded with fresh herbs and zucchini which will be plentiful come july. the growing season is upon us.

shrimp scampi linguine

shrimp scampi linguine

Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound dried linguini pasta
  2. 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  3. 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  4. kosher salt and black pepper
  5. 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  6. 1 shallot, finely chopped
  7. 4 tablespoons salted butter
  8. 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  10. 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  11. 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  12. zest and juice of 1 lemon
  13. 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  14. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Just before draining, remove 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. When the oil shimmers, add the shrimp and sear on both sides until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the skillet.
  3. To the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, the zucchini, and the shallots. Season with salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Add the butter, garlic, thyme, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Pour in the wine, lemon zest, and juice, and bring to a simmer. Add the shrimp and pasta, tossing to combine. If needed, thin the sauce with a little of the pasta cooking water. Remove the pasta from the heat and stir in the parsley and chives.
  4. Divide the pasta between plates. Top with fresh herbs. Enjoy!
Adapted from Half Baked Harvest
Adapted from Half Baked Harvest
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shrimp scampi linguine

this shrimp scampi linguine is adapted from Half Baked Harvest a wildly popular food blogger with one cookbook to her credit and another on the way in october.

shrimp scampi linguine

sprinkle the shrimp scampi linguine with fresh chives before serving.

shrimp scampi linguine

pasta bowls | flatware | glasses | placemats | napkins

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

are you ready for the weekend? friday always kicks it off. TGIF! oscar, ollie, and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.

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24 Comments

  1. Rhonda wrote:

    Eyebrow raising headline! I immediately thought “too much sand!” Haha! The drink sounds yummy, and your outfit is adorable!! Talbots has a few pair of lavender slacks, both cropped and jeggings, if anyone is interested. I happen to have on girlfriend shorts in lavender today; now I just need your blouse!! Enjoy the weekend!

    Posted 6.7.19
    • ha ha! got your attention didn’t i? thanks for the Talbots tip. i’d forgotten they had lavender pants too. love the color combination of this blouse. it’s bright and subtle all at the same time. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  2. Judi Hume wrote:

    That looks DELICIOUS! Thank you for posting these recipes. I look forward to them every Friday! 🙂

    Posted 6.7.19
    • the shrimp scampi linguine is really good, judi! it’s even better the second day. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  3. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    It’s raining here, too, so I’m doing lots of de-cluttering today. Your meal sounds yummy.

    Happy Weekend to you and your gang as well!

    Posted 6.7.19
    • that’s the best project for a rainy day. i should be in my closet trying to make sense of it. yet again! hope your knees are better than before and you’re on the mend. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  4. Lisa wrote:

    Was looking forward to seeing Oscar today, Beth. Just lost our sweet, gentle giant of 13 years, Damian. So hard. Enjoy every minute you have with him.
    I love that cocktail. Memories of the 90s 😍.

    Posted 6.7.19
    • the hardest day is when we have to say goodbye to our faithful friend. hugs! xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  5. Sue P. wrote:

    Love the blouse and also love Friday’s so I can see pictures of your pets!

    Posted 6.7.19
    • awww, thanks so much, sue! ollie and oscar are such great additions to our family. love to share their photos with y’all. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  6. Can’t wait for book club chat!!!!! Thanks for mentioning The Southern Side of Paradise!

    Posted 6.7.19
    • hi you! we are so looking forward to having you join us in July. i’ve been a big fan of yours for quite some time! xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  7. Carol Jablonski wrote:

    We’re drowning here! The linguine and cocktail look delish and your outfit is so pretty! I so love seeing Oscar and Ollie on your posts. I’ve had several shepherds and my last one was white. I now have a long haired tortoise shell cat named Kahle who looks a lot like Ollie! Have a great weekend.

    Posted 6.7.19
    • cats have such great personalities too. so different from dogs, but ollie has been such a great addition to our family. definitely try both recipes, carol. they’re soooo good. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  8. Susan wrote:

    Beth you look gorgeous as always. Ollie and Oscar look like they are enjoying the nicer weather. If you want a good beach read, try Mary Kay Andrews. She has a home in the Tybee Island area. She even wrote a cookbook which includes some of the recipes featured in her summer reads. Enjoy your summer!

    Posted 6.7.19
    • thanks for the tip, susan! i’m always on the lookout for the next book to add to my “to be read” pile. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  9. Elaina wrote:

    It’s raining here too, that said if it isn’t ☔️ raining then you must not be here in Northern Ireland..hehehe.. You too! enjoy your weekend with your beautiful four legged friends, a new book and cooking for a good friend, and if you must..sex on the beach!

    Posted 6.7.19
    • i’d forgotten how good this cocktail is! it will definitely be on summer repeat. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  10. Linda wrote:

    Thank you! It is good to see Oscar! And Ollie has gotten so big and a lot more furry, too.. I’ve been making shrimp , lately.. it’s so quick. Yes! I will have to try zucchini in it, too. The drink is so healthy.. hmm.. brunch drink? Yum 😋

    Posted 6.7.19
    • maine coon cats are huge! but when ollie returns home from the groomer she looks as if she lost ten pounds. that cat has lot’s of hair that’s for sure. xo

      Posted 6.8.19
  11. mary r wesolek wrote:

    Your cat’s rear end is on your table where you feed your guests? Disgusting!

    Posted 6.8.19
    • i think that’s when cleaning products come into play, mary. kids and pets require lot’s of maintenance don’t they?
      but they’re worth it.

      Posted 6.8.19
      • Sue wrote:

        Wonderfully handled, Beth, and great post as well. 😽

        Posted 6.8.19
  12. Sandra wrote:

    I love sex on the beach!…the drink is pretty good too.
    The Shrimp Scampi looks amazing; I can’t wait to try it.
    Your place looks wonderful and I love your two partners in crime!

    Posted 6.10.19

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