Angel Hair Aglio Olio with Shrimps


1 pound spaghetti

500 g prawns – Shell and devein

6 cloves garlic – minced

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Freshly grated Parmesan

Salt to taste


Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil over high heat, then salt it generously. Add the pasta and cook till al-dente for about 8 – 10 minutes.

Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water.

While the pasta is cooking, combine the garlic and olive oil in a skillet. Fry for 20 seconds.

Add in prawns and cook for a few minutes. Season with some salt.

Mix in angel hair. Season with salt and red pepper flakes.

Add in the pasta water and a good handful of Parmesan cheese.

Remove from heat and top with more Parmesan, chilli flakes and parsley.

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