November 10, 2008

My Favourite Pasta again - Seafood Aglio Olio

When it comes to food, I admit I can be quite boring (choosy). If I like something, especially anything that's healthy, tasty, and I can indulge without much guilt, I can order the same food over and over again. :P

I'd mentioned before that my favourite pasta is Aglio Olio. This is actually not that of a healthy dish if there's lots of oil in it. But I just love it's simplicity (to prepare) and garlic-oil tossed pasta. It is very versatile and you could add anything from chicken, bacon, seafood or grilled veggies. I'd tried different versions from different cafes and they were all so good. I do not know whether cheese is common in this pasta but a sprinkle of grated cheese definitely spices up the flavour! After reading in a chinese food magazine introducing seafood Aglio Olio, I set myself to make it one Saturday.

I have only limited ingredients in my pantry so a simple seafood (prawns) pasta was all I can came up with. This is a simple dish, everyone can do it!

First, prepare all ingredients - Cook the pasta, shell the prawns, diced garlic finely.
Heat wok and fry garlic until fragant. Add prawns and stir-fried for a while.
Remove the prawns. Tranfer prawns to an oven and grill for about 10 minutes for about 180C. (I wanted to achieve the charred-grilled effect)
Add cooked pasta into the garlic mixture and mix evenly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add dried chilli flakes and fresh herbs (if you have). I also added some crunchy salad toppings of seeds and nuts.
Serve pasta hot, with grilled prawns.
The above was how I prepared the dish based on estimation. :P Sorry that I did not provide any detailed recipe as I made only small serving of two. The pasta came out to be a little bland though. :P

Once again, I hope to share this with Presto Pasta Night. Coming week's will be hosted by VanieljeKitchen.


Ruth Daniels said...

Welcome to Presto Pasta Nights. I do hope it's the beginning of a long friendship.

Love your site, love your recipes and really love your photos.

Rojario said...

Among seafood I like cioppino, a tomato-based seafood. Never know pasta can be served as seafood also. Will definitely try it.

Aimei said...

Hi Rojario

I've never heard of cioppino before. Now I know it after searching the net. Thanks for introducing it to me! :)