Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Spicy Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Spicy Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

There is a local Italian restaurant my husband and I love so much that we almost always go there to celebrate our anniversary. And I almost always order their spicy Spaghetti Aglio e olio. A few months ago, I attempted to make it at home, and was pretty proud of myself for how delicious it was. (I know I post a lot of recipes here, but I am not a good cook, nor do I particularly enjoy cooking. That's probably why I share so many recipes... If I get it right, I have to share!) I make this often now, and even though you can find a million spaghetti Aglio e olio recipes online, I think the extra spice kick of this one makes it stand out from the crowd.

Spicy Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Spicy Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
Serves 4

1 package (I love De Cecco Spaghetti no. 12) 
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
5 garlic cloves, sliced thinly 
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
grated parmesan cheese to taste
salt to taste

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and stir until garlic is golden. Stir in parsley and remove from heat. Drain pasta, saving 1/4 cup of cooking water. Add drained spaghetti to pan combine with olive oil sauce. Add cooking water and some salt and cook on medium for a few minutes. Plate and top with grated parm.

Spicy Spaghetti Aglio E Olio




Post a Comment

Thank you for commenting! We love reading your thoughts and we're grateful for your input. (All spam will be deleted.)