Spaghetti Aglio E Olio - Easy Delicious Pasta Recipe
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Easy comforting recipe of Spaghetti aglio e olio, made with olive oil and garlic.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • Spaghetti, dry - 1 pound (whole packet)
  • Garlic - 7 to 8 large cloves, chopped roughly
  • Parsley - 2 tbsp, fresh and chopped
Oils & Spices
  • Olive Oil - ¼ cup
  • Red Chili flakes - ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Parmesan cheese - ½ cup, grated
Preparing the Spaghetti
  1. Boil the spaghetti as per the instructions given at the back of the packet. Keep it al-dante (slightly firm).
  2. Reserve 1&1/2 cups of spaghetti water in a cup, that will be used to make the delicate sauce.
  3. Drain the pasta and set aside. Do not run under cold water.
Preparing the Spaghetti aglio e olio
  1. Take a wide pan and heat olive oil in it.
  2. Add roughly chopped garlic to it and fry on medium low heat for about 2 minutes, till it turns golden on the edges. Do not brown it all.
  3. Add red chili flakes and saute for few more seconds. Add the pasta water carefully to the hot pan. Add salt to taste, about 1 tsp.
  4. Boil and then simmer till the pasta water is reduced to ⅓rd.
  5. Add the boiled spaghetti, fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.
  6. Toss it well and let rest for 5 minutes for the flavors to be absorbed well.
  7. Serve it warm with fresh House Salad and some super soft bread sticks on the side, for complete meal.
You may use 1 tsp of dry parsley instead of fresh parsley. Also, you may use freshly milled black pepper instead of red chili flakes.
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