Sunday, July 21, 2024

Sweet K All Things Yummy: Shrimp Aglio e Olio


Sweet K All Things Yummy: Shrimp Aglio e Olio

Shrimp Aglio e Olio is an Italian pasta dish that is a healthier alternative to cream-based or tomato-based pasta dishes.  It also cooks very quickly.  If you love shrimp then this is a good pasta recipe to try.

Shrimp Aglio e Olio


  • 1/2 kilo jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped (a couple of handfuls)
  • coarse salt
  • 500 grams spaghetti, cooked to al dente
  1. Cook spaghetti to al dente and then set it aside.

  2. Combine shrimp with lemon juice, parsley, garlic, sea salt, and olive oil,(see ingredients under the grouping SHRIMP) and toss to coat shrimp evenly.

  3. Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then add half of the shrimp. Cook shrimp 3 minutes until pink and just firm.

  4. Remove shrimp to a warm platter and repeat process with remaining shrimp.

  5. Return pan to heat and reduce heat to medium-low. Add 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil.

  6. Add garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and pepper flakes to oil.

  7. Toss spaghetti in the pan with parsley and the garlic oil, then season with a little coarse salt, to your taste.

  8. Top with garlic and oil spaghetti with shrimp plus sprinkle with Parmesan cheese

I like to use Molinera Sundried Tomatoes which you can buy at Unimart or any other big supermarkets.

It’s best to use suahe shrimps it has more flavor than prawns.

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