When I left school I worked in an Italian restaurant. For staff meals we were allowed various basic pastas, but we could pay extra for a more ‘luxury’ meal, such as seafood etc. Every Saturday, I’d ‘spoil’ myself and buy salmon pasta. Once I left the job, I would crave this pasta, so I had to try to recreate it as best I could. I do tend to vary the optional items depending on what I have in the fridge, but the basic stays the same. BTW, if you don’t like garlic, you don’t have to add it, but it is definitely worth it!