20-Minute Aglio Olio

A pot and a plate of pasta with prawns and packs of prawns and pats by sides.
Who says gourmet has to be complicated? This quick and delicious Aglio Olio with shrimps is here to prove that big flavours can come together in no time.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch



  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until it's al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta.
  • While the pasta is cooking, season the peeled and deveined prawns with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped garlic and fresh chilli.
  • Sauté for about 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant and starts to turn golden.
  • Add in the prawns. Fry until the prawns are cooked through. Add the chopped Superb Herb Italian parsley, keeping a little for a garnish, and toss everything together.
  • Add the cooked and drained spaghetti to the pan. Toss everything together to coat the pasta evenly with the flavourful oil. If it looks a bit dry, you can add a splash of the reserved pasta cooking water to create a silky sauce.
  • Divide the Aglio Olio with shrimp among serving plates. Garnish with the remaining fresh parsley, and if desired, a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with fresh lemon wedges on the side for a zesty kick.
  • This 20-minute Aglio Olio with Shrimp is a quick and delightful dish that's perfect for a weeknight dinner or whenever you're craving a satisfying pasta meal. Enjoy!
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