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    Spaghetti Aglio Olio With Spicy Shrimp

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    35 mins

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    Kozmic Blues's Note:

    Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil was, by far, my Italian grandfather's favorite dish and I ALWAYS think of him whenever I make it! For those of you with anchovy phobia, this dish works great with or without them. I've made it both ways. Be sure to adjust your salt accordingly if using the anchovies, because they add a lot of saltiness on their own.

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    For Shrimp

    For Spaghetti

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta in large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente (about 7 minutes?).
    2. 2
      While pasta cooks, toss shrimp with lemon juice, parsley, pepper flakes, garlic, olive oil and a pinch of salt.
    3. 3
      Heat large skillet over medium hight heat, add shrimp, oil and spices and cook about 3 minutes or until its pink and slightly firm.
    4. 4
      Remove shrimp from pan and set aside, covered, to keep warm.
    5. 5
      At this point, you may pull out the whole, crushed cloves.
    6. 6
      I usually leave them.
    7. 7
      Lower heat to medium low and add the 1/4 cup of olive oil.
    8. 8
      Next, add anchovies, garlic and red pepper to oil.
    9. 9
      Be sure to break up the anchovies in the pan until they melt into the oil and garlic.
    10. 10
      Drain pasta and toss it in large bowl with garlic and olive oil mixture.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle with fresh parsley, and top with the shrimp.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 16, 2003

      45

      i cooked this lovely dish last night. it was very easy to make and full of flavour.i think this will become a family favourite .

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    • on September 23, 2009

      45

      VERY good and tasty recipe. My DH gave this 3 stars and I gave it 4 so 4 it is! The anchovy fillets are not to be skipped here. They lend to the richness of this recipe. I decreased the shrimp to 1 pound. I think 2 pounds would have been way too much with the pasta ratio. All the other ingredients blended nicely with this. Just wonderful!

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    • on September 14, 2008

      55

      This was GREAT! My husband raved about it. The flavors really were wonderful. I made it without the anchovies (at my family's request) but I think I will use them next time. I love the flavor they add. I did add extra pepper flakes to make it a little spicier. It was very quick to prepare as well. My husband said "this ones a keeper". Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Spaghetti Aglio Olio With Spicy Shrimp

    Serving Size: 1 (517 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1284.7
     
    Calories from Fat 249
    19%
    Total Fat 27.7 g
    42%
    Saturated Fat 4.1 g
    20%
    Cholesterol 345.6 mg
    115%
    Sodium 354.3 mg
    14%
    Total Carbohydrate 176.7 g
    58%
    Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
    31%
    Sugars 4.5 g
    18%
    Protein 76.7 g
    153%

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