Spaghetti aglio e olio con peperoncino
with garlic, chili & Olive oil
should I make it?
This is the sort of dish you
can make when you don't want to go to the shops!
It's so quick and simple to
prepare and you should have all of the ingredients in stock!
How long will it take?
on the pasta you use it should certainly take no longer than about 15
What ingredients do I need?
For about 2
people you will need:
Garlic cloves (or to taste)
- 1 Chili (depending on strength or more to taste)
grated Parmesan cheese
- Seasoning –
Salt & Black Pepper
I use any alternatives if I can't find certain
I would tend to advise not to
tamper with a classic although you could certainly use
linguini instead of spaghetti.
What preparation do I need to
do / what can I
do in advance?
is a quick dish with little advance preparation needed. You just need
to chop the garlic, chili and parsley!
are the main steps?
a pan of salted water for the pasta and add the spaghetti when the
starts to boil. Cook
the pasta in accordance with instructions on the packaging.
few minutes before the pasta is cooked, start to fry the garlic and
chili in a separate pan on a low heat. Be careful not to burn the
pasta once it is al dente (reserving some of the cooking water) and add
the pasta to the
pan with the garlic and chilli.
and coat the pasta with the garlic
and chilli oil in the pan add some of ther reserved cooking water (bit
by bit) if it seems too dry.
add the chopped parsley then serve.
How should I serve it?
bowls with extra sprinkling of Parmesan and some black pepper to taste.
people like to drizzle a few drops of some good quality olive oil over
too just before serving.
Are there any variations to
this recipe that I could
with some anchovy added with the chili and garlic. Or be inspired with
your own favourite herbs / spices (rocket or paprika for example).
could also sprinkle over some toasted breadcrumbs instead of parmasan
cheese which given a nice texture to the dish.
What are the origins of this
originates from Rome. It's often seen as a perfect late night
snack that a host can easily cook up for a hungry group of friends as
the ingredients are nearly always in stock in most Italian kitchens.
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