On weekends, we would always go out to eat. Weekends are my kitchen day off, unless little G requested for home-cooked meals. This past weekend was one of those rare weekends when he requested me to cook for him. He didn’t want to go out for dinner. When I asked him what he wanted, I already knew what he was going to say…pasta.
His favorite pasta is parmesan garlic noodles or Asian-style garlic noodles. To be honest, we are sick of eating the same old pasta that he would eat three times a week, so I decided to heat things up (for us) and make the spaghetti aglio e oilio with shrimp. He still got his favorite pasta, sans the chili flakes, and we got to eat something different and interesting. It worked out for the family.
Spaghetti aglio e olio is one of the most basic and easiest Italian recipes. As the name suggested, it’s made with garlic (aglio) and oil (olio). The oil is olive oil, and all spaghetti aglio e olio is speckled with chili flakes, which gives the pasta a subtle heat factor, plus jazzing up the taste department. It’s amazing how the entire dish is transformed because of the addition of chili flakes.
I don’t like plain pasta and would always make them with either clams as in linguine alle vongole, or my favorite shrimp. You can never go wrong with a few plump, fresh, and juicy shrimp on your pasta. I opted for tiger prawn but you can use regular shrimp. The end result was this amazing spaghetti aglio e olio, and we all had a wonderful weekend dinner. Mr. Rasa Malaysia and I had the spicy version, with wine, and little G got his fix of pasta. Everyone was happy!
Try this amazing Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Shrimp recipe, I am sure you and your entire family will really enjoy it.
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