Kitchen Diaries

Making Aglio Olio


Reza brought home Aglio Olio from Dome earlier this week, something he got from his workplace’s open house. He let me have it and man, it was so good. As we were having the dish, I told him we should make it over the weekend. He was skeptical.

I tried to convince him:

“Boleh buat. I pernah masak!”

It’s true. Still, skeptical Reza was skeptical.

“Kalau masak pun tak jadi sedap macam ni.”

Stating the obvious -_- Anyway, challenge accepted.

So I looked up for the recipe online and asked him to get the ingredients at the grocer’s.

Here’s the recipe, tweaked according to the ingredients I have.


  • Fettucini, boiled
  • Salt to taste

Pour pasta in boiling water, add salt and let it cook for 10 minutes, as the prawns are prepared. Once done, pour into pasta strainer and put aside.


  • Prawns, 8 pieces, shells removed and deveined
  • Garlic, 2 cloves, crushed
  • Lemon juice, 1 slice
  • Chili flakes, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

Mix everything with the prawn. In a pan filled with olive oil, fry the prawns, add salt to taste. Once cooked, remove and put aside.

Aglio olio

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic, 5 cloves, minced and crushed
  • Chili flakes, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Anchovies, 5 pieces, cut in small pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley

Using the same pan, put more oil (I like my aglio olio less dry, hence I put in more than usual) and once it’s fully heated, pour the garlic, chili flakes and anchovies together. Leave it for a while until the strong scent of garlic permeates the air. Toss the prawns and pasta into the pan and let it cook for 5 more minutes.

Once done, serve with parsley.

After 1 1/2 hour of preparing and cooking (should just take 30 minutes, but because I’m still inefficient in the kitchen I still take this long):


I gave Reza a whole pot of this pasta. I thought it was just okay, but he seemed to enjoy it and likened it to the one from Dome.

See the original recipe here.

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    August 11, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Looks good! I replaced chili flakes with chili padi. Add in some tomatoes as well and the taste is awesome in the tummy.

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      August 24, 2015 at 12:12 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion. Might try that if I make this again one day.

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    August 11, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    my ofismate put some chicken kiub in the oglio.. n it taste good! i think the MSG make it taste good

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    August 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    i love this recipe. u should try it!

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      August 24, 2015 at 12:08 AM

      NoobCook eh. Love it. I’m bookmarking this. Thanks!

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