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


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.

About Shrimp Oliette

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