Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
This hearty pasta recipe is a great way to use hardneck garlic!
Number of Servings: 4
½ lb angel hair or thin spaghetti
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, minced (try it with Purple Italian!)
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
⅛ cup minced Italian flat leaf parsley
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
- Cook pasta. Set aside ¾ cup of pasta cooking water.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes, stirring, until it becomes golden and fragrant. Add red pepper flakes and cook 30 seconds. Carefully add reserved water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, add 1 tsp salt, and simmer 5 minutes to reduce liquid by about a third.
- Remove from heat. Add to pasta and toss. Add parsley and Parmesan, toss again. Let sit for 5 minutes to absorb sauce. Taste, adjust to taste, and serve warm.