Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Shrimps

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Shrimps

This is my take on the classic Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is such a classic dish, easy & delicious. Enjoy it the classic way & also, sometimes, with a bit of a twist.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 710 kcal


  • 250 g frozen shrimp
  • 200 g spaghetti
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 fresh red chillipepper remove seeds, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried chilipepper
  • 3 clove garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Defrost the shrimps.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil and cook the spaghetti to your liking. *Keep some of the cooking water for later.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and bake the fresh chilipeper slices for 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic & bake for another 1 minute. Make sure the garlic doesn't turn brown, otherwise it becomes bitter.
  • Crush the dried chilipepers & add them to the pan.
  • Add the shrimps to the pan.
  • Before straining the pasta, make sure to keep some of the cooking water for later. *
  • Add the spaghetti and the garlic mixture to the pan. Mix everything well and if it's too dry add some of the cooking water you saved up.
  • Season with some salt & pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parsley & serve.


Calories: 710kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 40gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 991mgPotassium: 539mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2067IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 230mgIron: 5mg
Keyword easy, summer
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