Linguine with Garlic and Shrimp

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Cesiah from Florida.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1-1/2 cups


  • 2-1/2 quarts water
  • 12 ounces linguine, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 heads of garlic, whole
  • 3/4 pound raw shrimp
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


    1. Peel and clean shrimp. Chop parsley.
    2. Boil water in a large pot.  Add pasta and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
    3. While pasta is cooking, separate garlic cloves, leaving skin on. Heat cloves in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Garlic is ready when it darkens and becomes soft to touch. Skin will be easy to remove. Remove garlic from pan and peel off skin. 
    4. Heat olive oil in the frying pan and return peeled garlic to the pan. Cook garlic until golden. (Cloves can be cut in half or left whole).
    5. Add parsley and shrimp and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until shrimp turns pink.
    6. Drain pasta and reserve 1 cup of liquid. Add pasta to pan with shrimp and garlic. Mix all ingredients together and add the reserved cup of liquid.
    7. Add lemon juice, black pepper, mix and serve.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  322
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  47 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  86 mg
  • Sodium  106 mg
  • Potassium  298 mg
  • Phosphorus  220 mg
  • Calcium  87 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 3 starch
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Adjust shrimp portion for a higher or lower protein diet.

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Linguine with Garlic and Shrimp

HUGE hit! I made this for a family get together as my bro-in-law is on dialysis. It was my first time cooking with a kidney-friendly recipe. Everyone loved it. Regular eaters didn't feel cheated. I was so happy to be able to support Roger's diet.

Aug. 17, 2013, 5:39 PM - Inappropriate review?
Linguine with Garlic and Shrimp
lizard says:

Thank you!

Apr. 18, 2011, 7:53 PM - Inappropriate review?
Linguine with Garlic and Shrimp

This is a very easy and tasty recipe. I've made it several times and serve it with French bread.

Jul. 01, 2008, 9:41 AM - Inappropriate review?

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