Devil's Kitchen

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Friday, April 15, 2011

A 10 minute recipe - Spaghetti Olio e Aglio

Strictly for garlic lovers, this can be done when you are tired to cut vegetables, use vessels (or wash them after!), and are hard pressed for time! A simple recipe with lots of olive oil and garlic flavored just about right to give a rich and amazing taste.

What I used:

450 g Spaghetti
150 ml olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp parsley
3 tbsp oregano or chilli flakes
1 tsp of tobasco sauce
2 tsp pepper
Salt to taste

How I did it:

1. Bring a large vessel with water to boil. Pour a drop of olive oil and let it boil for 2 minutes.
2. Add the spaghetti and cook it for 8-10 minutes or al-dente.
3. Remove from heat and drain the water from the pasta. Now add cold water to the pasta and drain again to ensure that it is cooked well and is not hot.
4. Drain the pasta and set aside.
5. Take a non-stick pan and heat the olive oil.
6. Add garlic and a pinch of salt, stirring constantly, till golden.
NOTE: Ensure that the garlic does not turn brown as this will bring about a bitter taste when mixed with the pasta.
7. Remove the olive oil from the heat and pour it to the drained spaghetti.
8. Use thongs to mix the garlic-flavored olive oil with the spaghetti so that the pasta is coated well with the oil.
9. Add pepper, oregano, tobasco sauce and salt and mix again using the thongs.
10. Garnish with parsley and serve with tomato chilli sauce.

My hubby and mom loved this with maggi tomato and chilli sauce as the spice went very well with the garlicky flavor!

1 comment:

  1. It was indeed awesome. I think its the most simple but tastiest dish I have ever tasted. Little bit of chilli tomato sauce adds super magic :)