Shrimp Oliette

Lauren Conforti


This is a variation of Spaghetti Oliette, which was handed down through my husband's Italian family to mean 'spaghetti with olive oil'. We usually make this as a side dish with olive oil, garlic & seasonings. I've added shrimp, sausage & broccoli to make a delicious light meal!

Don't let the instructions scare you off! It really is not hard at all. It's just that this recipe utilizes a couple of pots & colanders, and a skillet to cook each part.

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about 30
frozen shrimp, peeled & de-veined
2 c
broccoli, fresh, chopped
links italian sweet sausage
red onion, diced
6 clove
garlic, minced
3/4 lb
thin spaghetti
1/2 tsp
old bay seasoning
1/2 stick
or more of butter
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
garlic powder
red pepper flakes
olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Shrimp Oliette


  • 1In a medium pot, add about 1-2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of butter, old bay seasoning and a bit of garlic powder (I use Adobo brand).
  • 2Using a colander & a lid over the pot of water, steam frozen shrimp until pink. Set aside to cool a bit. Save water to cook the spaghetti in.
  • 3In another medium pot add 1-2 cups of water with 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • 4Using a colander & a lid, steam the broccoli until bright green.
  • 5While the shrimp & broccoli are steaming, saute the red onion in a skillet with a little olive oil until the onions are translucent. Add the minced garlic and saute 1-2 minutes.
  • 6Add the crumbled sausage and cook until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 7In the pot of shrimp water, add enough water to cook the spaghetti until just tender. Drain.
  • 8While the spaghetti is cooking, peel the shrimp & remove the tails.
  • 9In a large bowl, add the cooked spaghetti. Drizzle liberally with olive oil, and add the seasonings. Toss until well coated.
  • 10Sprinkle with a bit of red pepper flakes.
  • 11Add the sausage mixture and the broccoli. Toss well.
  • 12Serve the spaghetti oliette mixture, and top each serving with several shrimp.
  • 13Enjoy.

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About Shrimp Oliette

Course/Dish: Fish, Pasta, Pork, Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy

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