• Prep Time 40 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 1 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

This Prawn Oil Aglio Olio Pasta is a great quick fix for last minute guests or dinner parties. This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

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Recipe Ingredient

  • To prepare prawn oil:
  • 200g prawn heads and shells
  • 200ml red palm oil
  • 300g spaghetti
  • 8tbsp prawn oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 6 to 8 dried chillies, soaked and roughly chopped
  • salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
  • 4 sprigs flat leaf parsley or coriander, roughly chopped
  • 40g Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. To prepare prawn oil: Place prawn heads and shells in small saucepan, pour red palm oil over and cover pan with a lid. Simmer for 2 hours. Allow to cool, strain the oil and pour into a bottle. Chill.
  2. To prepare pasta: Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Toss with a little prawn oil after cooking and set aside.
  3. Heat half of the rest of the oil in a wok. When it starts to smoke, add garlic and chillies and stir-fry over medium heat till aromatic.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and stir-fry over high heat till pasta is well-coated. Season to taste and add the parsley or coriander. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve immediately.

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