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shrimp oliette

(1 rating)
Recipe by
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.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)

Ingredients For shrimp oliette

  • about 30
    frozen shrimp, peeled & de-veined
  • 2 c
    broccoli, fresh, chopped
  • 2
    links italian sweet sausage
  • 1/2
    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

  • 1
    In 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).
  • 2
    Using 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.
  • 3
    In another medium pot add 1-2 cups of water with 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • 4
    Using a colander & a lid, steam the broccoli until bright green.
  • 5
    While 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.
  • 6
    Add the crumbled sausage and cook until no longer pink. Drain.
  • 7
    In the pot of shrimp water, add enough water to cook the spaghetti until just tender. Drain.
  • 8
    While the spaghetti is cooking, peel the shrimp & remove the tails.
  • 9
    In a large bowl, add the cooked spaghetti. Drizzle liberally with olive oil, and add the seasonings. Toss until well coated.
  • 10
    Sprinkle with a bit of red pepper flakes.
  • 11
    Add the sausage mixture and the broccoli. Toss well.
  • 12
    Serve the spaghetti oliette mixture, and top each serving with several shrimp.
  • 13

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