Pasta & Pancit

Salmon Aglio E Olio

Salmon Aglio E Olio
Credits @Johnny_Ting

Salmon Aglio e olio is a classic italian pasta with garlic and oil sauce. It is always a favorite star of our family, the cooking is easy, cheap and the ingredients is really simple. Healthy too! Originally from Rome, where it is usually served with spaghettini. This version is with pink salmon, or you can add any seafood you love like shrimp, tuna or sardines. So delish!

Salmon Aglio E Olio


  • 1/2 cup diced pink salmon, leftover
  • 375 grams spaghettini (fine spaghetti pasta or any)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin oil
  • 1 head garlic, cut into thin slivers
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes, optional
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter, optional
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add 2 tbsp. of salt and the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package.
  3. Set aside 1 cup of the pasta cooking water before you drain the pasta.
  4. Heat oil in a large, non stick frying pan over medium low heat.
  5. Add garlic and chili.
  6. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Then toss in quickly 1/2 cup pink salmon cubes to heat.
  7. Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Off the heat, add butter, parsley and parmesan and toss well.
  10. Serve warm with lots of parmesan cheese and garnish with sunny side up egg on top. Yummmy..
  11. Enjoy! Happy cooking


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