Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

              This is one of our favourite  pasta preparations. So full of flavour and easy to make! Vegetarians can substitute the prawns with other vegetables.


300 gms spaghetti
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil'
250 gms prawns
3 tbsps garlic, minced
1.5 cups button mushroom, sliced
10 black olives, sliced thinly
3 dry red chillies, cut into 2
chilli flakes, dried rosemary, dried oregano, to season
salt as required
2 tbsps fresh coriander leaves, chopped

marination of prawns:
1/2 tbsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt

  • Cook the spaghetti in boiling water as per direction on the packet. drain and keep aside
  • De - shell the prawns, clean and wash them. Marinate them with the turmeric and salt and keep aside for atleast 20 mins. (so that the raw smell goes)
  • In a wok heat half the oil and saute the garlic.
  • Wash and rinse out the prawns.
  • Add the prawns and saute until then start to change colour. Add the chillies
  • Add the mushrooms and saute.
  • Add the olives and stir for a few minutes.
  • Add salt, chilli flakes, rosemary and oregano as per taste. Stir for a few minutes and the remaining oil and the coriander leaves.

  •  Add the spaghetti and toss until the spaghetti is well coated with all the ingredients.