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Aglio Olio e Peperoncini
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Snappy Shrimp, Spicy Hot Pepper Flakes, and Garlic Breath

Aglio olio e peperoncino. This one never gets old.  I like to make this classic recipe from Naples, Italy, and variations of it, for years.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2 servings


  • 6 oz spaghetti
  • 8 oz raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt, to taste


  • Cook spaghetti in salted water until al dente
  • Drain, save 2 tablespoon pasta water
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a pan and add shrimp
  • Cook shrimp for 3-4 minutes  
  • Add hot pepper flakes and garlic for 2 minutes
  • Add pasta water to the pan and bring to a boil, reduce for 2 minutes
  • Add pasta to pan and toss in the sauce
  • Add parsley and Parmesan
  • Serve