Crushed red pepper

” Spaghetti Aglio e Olio “


a simple, great, straightforward pasta dish is all I need.
I give you :  Spaghetti aglio e olio  🙂



Ingredients :

  • 1 pound dried Spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
    Salt, to taste

Method :

Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until garlic is fragrant.
Drain pasta, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Add to pan.
Season with salt.Mix well, adding some of the cooking liquid
if the pasta seems too dry.
To serve, sprinkle with chopped italian parsley.

Please note :
I have changed the basic, very traditional recipe by replacing
slivered garlic with roasted garlic and adding scallions
(for crunch) and Parmigiano Reggiano (for taste).

Buon Appetito !   Life is Good !