Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino

June 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Posted in Italian, Meatless Monday, Spaghetti, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I read something similar in a cookbook by Lidia Bastianich, but didn’t write out the recipe.  So, while writing up my menu for the week, decided to go hunting and found this.  It was AWESOME!  It’s from Camilla Salem at YumSugar.

Ingredients:

8 ounces of spaghetti

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACook spaghetti, until al dente.

In a small dish, start adding the spices; I didn’t use a lot of red pepper:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdd the salt, pepper and mince garlic to dish and mix well.  It smelled so good!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeasure out the olive oil.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdd oil to spices and stir; allow flavors to meld.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMmm!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATaste and add any extra red pepper, salt or black pepper, or even garlic.  Drain spaghetti and put into serving bowl.  Pour oil mixture over spaghetti.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToss gently.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOh, wow!  Serve with garlic bread and salad.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe had ZERO leftovers.

I want to start doing a Meatless Monday – no promises!  It would be good for all three of us, though, don’t you think?

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