Here’s a really quick and simple pasta dish I had recently and subsequently altered slightly.
Sauté finely chopped garlic and shallots.
Cook some spaghetti or other pasta of your choice and then give it a quick sizzle together with the garlic and shallots.
Plate and add shrimp, olives and garlic bread. I also sprinkled a pinch of chili flakes to add some zing.
With proper planning, the dish can be done inside the time it takes to bring water to a boil and cook the pasta. I’m thinking that it could be served as a starter just as well as a reasonably elegant lunch or a simple but tasty main course.