Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic, and Chili Flakes

December 14, 2019

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While my mom was the primary cook in our house growing up, every once in a while, my dad would hit the kitchen and whip up dinner for our family. Sometimes I hated it (liver, yuck!) but often times that meant one of his signature dishes that I loved, like Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, and Garlic. Light and flavorful, it was always a crowd pleaser (and the only way I would eat shrimp).

Now, as the mother of a small child who hates pretty much any kind of pasta sauce, this recipe has made it into rotation around our dinner table too. And everyone loves it!

Because the olive oil is a huge part of the recipe, it’s important to use the best olive oil you can. That’s when I turn to European Extra Virgin Olive oils, like Olitalia. Fresh and pure European Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been a culinary staple since before there were kitchens! Every batch of Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced in Europe is presented to a panel of expert tasters who carefully consider its qualities before declaring it part of the official Extra Virgin family. They won’t allow a substandard oil to ruin their centuries-old good name!

Because the type of tree, region, and time of harvest all affect the taste of the olive oil, European Extra Virgin Olive Oils are able to offer a vast array of flavor profiles. Delicate oils are great with salads and fish. More robust flavors pair well with hearty foods like steak and spicy soups. A medium olive oil will have a fruity taste, and a spicy finish, making it great for pasta dishes. The best advice is to just experiment! Play with your oils to find out what you like.

Now let’s get on with the recipe! It’s super quick and easy, perfect for busy weeknights. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine has!

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Spaghetti with Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic, and Chili Flakes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces whole grain spaghetti
  • 3 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 8 ounces cooked shrimp
  • 2 large tomatoes, skinned and peeled
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • Freshly grated Parmesan
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces whole grain spaghetti
  • 3 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 8 ounces cooked shrimp
  • 2 large tomatoes, skinned and peeled
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • Freshly grated Parmesan
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti according to the directions on the package, until it is al dente.
  2. Strain spaghetti and return to the saucepan over a low heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil, prawns, tomatoes, salt, and pepper, and mix together well. Place in a serving dish and scatter over the spinach and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve warm in bowls!
Recipe Notes

- Chili pepper flakes can be omitted if you don’t want the spice.

- I like to use the salad shrimp for this recipe just because that’s how my dad always did it. But you can use any size you prefer.

 

Recipe courtesy of Jenny @ Love, Jenny (lovejennyblog.com)

http://lovejennyblog.com/spaghetti-with-shrimp-olive-oil-garlic-and-chili-flakes

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I hope you and your family enjoy the recipe as much as I do.

Buon appetito!

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