Shack Saturdays defines comfort this weekend through a big bowl of Aglio Olio (Spaghetti with oil, garlic and red chilli flakes) topped with your choice of shredded cheese.
It’s a recipe my better half is the best at. I love it with a fried egg on the side!
Preparation Time 8-10 minutes
Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Main Ingredients Spaghetti, Garlic & Chilli Flakes
Level Of Cooking Medium
- Spaghetti (Pasta made in solid strings) 500 grams
- Garlic 5-7 cloves minced
- Olive Oil (preferably extra virgin) 3 tablespoons
- Red Chilli Flakes 1 teaspoon (add more to your taste)
- Parmesan Cheese or your choice of cheese Grated (optional)
- Salt to taste
Bring a large pan/pot of cold water to a boil over high heat for 5-7 minutes. Then add salt generously. Add the spaghetti (pasta) and cook, stirring occasionally until it’s tender but not mushy.
While the spaghetti (pasta) cooks, combine the garlic, olive oil (2 tablespoons), salt to taste, and red chilli flakes in a large pan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic softens and turns golden brown for about 2-3 minutes.
Drain the pasta in a colander set in the sink. Add the pasta to the garlic mixture. Mix well. Adjust seasoning, to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (preferably extra virgin) to the pasta and give a stir. Transfer to a large serving bowl or divide amongst 4 dishes. Serve topped with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).
Relish your Palate!
(PS: You can pair Spaghetti (pasta) with many different pasta sauces and enjoy too. I have used 2-3 diced button mushrooms in this one – it’s completely optional.)
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