Spaghetti Aglio E Olio is a traditional Italian pasta dish from Naples. It was actually the poor farmers’ dish, who had to dish up something to eat with whatever simple ingredients they had. In India, we now find it being served in almost all restaurants and sometimes with the addition of few sauteed veggies!

This dish is made by lightly sauteeing sliced, pressed or minced garlic in olive oil (preferably the Extra Virgin one), sometimes with the addition of hot red chilles or red chilli flakes (in which case it’s name is Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperoncino) and tossing with sphagetti! It is very important to avoid the garlic from burning to maintain it’s sweetness and avoid the bitter burnt taste.

Finely chopped parsley can be added alongwith some grated parmesan or pecorino cheese, although according to some traditional recipes cheese simply should not be added as it is said to compete with the garlic! I haven’t added any here too, but have used a few holy basil leaves, just for garnishing purposes!

Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperonico is a slight twist given to the traditional Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperonico, by adding some shrimp/prawns sauteed in some butter and minced garlic. It’s a treat for the fish lovers, like my son who loves shrimp a lot!

For some more such delicious dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too…

  1. Pasta In White Sauce
  2. Burnt Garlic Hakka Noodles With Vegetables
  3. Paneer Steak With Burnt Garlic Herbed Rice

Here’s the recipe for the delicious Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperonico…

Prep Time : 15 min

Cooking Time : 10 min

Serves : 4-5

Cup Used : 200 ml



  1. To make Aglio E Olio Peperonico With Butter Garlic Prawns, first clean and devein the prawns and rinse them throughly. Drain, apply the lemon juice and a little salt and set aside.
  2. In the meantime, cook the Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperonico as per the instructions provided in the earlier post (link provided in the ingredients above)
  3. Next, heat a pan and add the olive oil and the butter to it.
  4. Add in the minced garlic and saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add the prawns and toss well.
  6. Check seasoning and add salt if required.
  7. Flip the prawns and cook till they are tender. This requires just a few minutes as prawns get cooked very fast.
  8. Add the aglio e olio peperonico to the pan and toss well.
  9. Serve this delicious Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperonico with a Garlic Bread by the side!


It’s upto one’s choice to garnish the Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti Aglio Olio E Peperonico With some chopped parsley and a little grated Parmesan cheese!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃


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