Aglio Olio with Prawns

prawn pasta 2

I am surprised to miss out publishing this recipe that I make most often. I just love the juice of the prawns clinging onto the pasta in every mouthful.

Medium size prawns, vein removed

Cherry tomatoes

Chopped Chili

Your favorite pasta

Fresh basil

White wine

Olive oil

Garlic, chopped or sliced

Crushed black pepper

Sea salt

prawn pasta 1

Heat up a good amount of olive oil over medium-high heat and fry prawns till cooked. Remove prawns from pan. Turn down the heat to medium and fry garlic and chili using the same oil. Put in tomatoes follow by salt and pepper. Once tomatoes are soften and the fragrance of garlic fill the air, pour in white wine and let the alcohol evaporates. Add sweet basil follow by some pasta water to thicken the sauce. Add pasta which is already cooked to al dente follow by the prawns and all the juice. Mix well and serve with parmigiano if desired.

62 thoughts on “Aglio Olio with Prawns

  1. Danny, I love how beautiful this dish is. I love the cherry tomatoes and chopped chili….so flavorful. I can just taste it. You have such a gourmet touch to everything and I just love it 🙂

    1. Aw…thank you for your beautiful words Brandi! I really appreciate it.Same here, i almost can’t do without cherry tomatoes and chili for every aglio olio dish 🙂 So happy you like it.

  2. It is 6:54 am here as I read this and suddenly I am wishing I had a steaming bowl of “Aglio Olio with Prawns” for breakfast. It looks absolutely delicious and your photographs are wonderful. Great dish, Danny! Sprouted grain toast and coffee is no longer going to cut it for me this morning. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Dani! I hope you were up early and not that you’ve stayed through the night till morning..hmmmm.., with the different timezone between us, it might be just right for me to cook it up for dinner and teleport straight to you as breakfast. 🙂

  3. gosh danny this looks so good..i love how it’s nothing complicated, just really good ingredients combined to make a lovely dish…wish I had a big bowl right now…photos are just beautiful…lovely post..sarah

    1. Thank you so much Sarah. Your comments always makes me happy. You are right that the best recipes are always the ones that has good ingredients and prepared simply. With two burners working at the same time, this can be cooked within 30 minutes including preparation. 🙂

  4. Yum…my family love prawns. They are probably the most cooked seafood in my house besides salmon. 🙂 And I love the way you prepare this dish. Simple and scrumptious.

  5. your pictures are beautiful Danny! I had to mention it again because they truly are! 🙂 & this plate looks absolutely delicious, I love everything about it! 🙂 wish you a great Sunday!

      1. You are welcome its always a pleasure reading your blog, I forgot to tell you I mix the juice and zest of two limes with 2 tspn of sugar and I just toss it through at the end with the basil.

        1. Ah…I always toss pasta with lemon juice, raw garlic and fresh basil when I’m lazy to do real cooking after work. Looking forward to using lime and zest instead 🙂

  6. This is a gorgeous dish Danny. Perfect in its simplicity! I’m not a big pasta eater but when I do cook pasta, I love it with just clean, delicious flavours like this. I love your photos, as per always 🙂

    1. Thank you my friend. I eat a lot of pasta and I adore simple recipes like this. Sometimes, I just toss hot pasta in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, tomatoes, fresh basil, salt, pepper and parmigiano. And that’s dinner 🙂

  7. Hi Danny I’m back, blogging from Chile this time 🙂 I have not checked your blog for a while but I see that your recipes are always inviting and yummy. I love this dish 🙂
    Have a nice day!

    1. Hi Anto, I’m so happy to hear from you! 🙂 And even happier to know you are back in Chile. Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you like this dish. Work is getting tougher for me over here. I got less time to blog..Hope all is well on your side 🙂
      Best Wishes!

    1. My lovely friend, your comment makes my eyes water..I am so touched to hear this from someone so far away who has not forget about me.
      It’s been a while since I log on to this account. In the past months, I have been drag down by work with major restructuring and added responsibilities that are not looking too good for me. That is when I start to focus on my job hunting which I have finally came upon something that sounds promising but requires me to relocate to another city.
      I am now preparing for my move and foresee I may only post again after I have settled down in the new environment.
      So.. I am okay and certainly have not abandon friends over here. Keep writing and I will log on to visit whenever I can.
      Thank you Gabriela. Great to have you 🙂

        1. Aw…thank you Gabriela! I will certainly update my whereabouts when things are more concrete. And I will be bringing along your blessings with me so I’m going to be al-right 🙂

      1. Hi Danny, I was thinking about you too and missing your amazing posts! I wish you the best of luck with everything, hope things turn out well and look forward for your next post 🙂 Bridget

        1. Hi Bridget, thank you so much for not forgetting me. You seldom comment but when you do, your words calm my nerves from the many uncertainties I am facing now to prepare for the changes in my life. There are no words to express how touched I am to hear from you. I am not giving up blogging and you will certainly see my post appearing again from another city. I will be in touched once I’ve settled down. Please continue to remember me 🙂
          Luv, Danny

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