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Monday, 30 January 2012

Quick & Easy Pasta Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino (garlic, oil & Chilli)

Not my usual sort of post but while making lunch for myself the other day I realised this is not a dish many people are aware of which is a real shame as it's incredibly tasty and very quick and simple to do.
The ingredients list is minimal and and it's stuff that everyone should have lying around their kitchen and should take roughly 20-25 minutes to make.

Here's what you need (serves 4):

1x packet of spaghetti
6 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1x onion
2x large cloves of garlic
1x large hot red chilli (you can substitute this with 1tbsp of dried chilli flakes or use a bit of both)

The above recipe is a basic guideline you can add more garlic and chilli if you want to, I actually used 4 cloves of garlic and I was making this dish just for myself.

Step 1 Start by placing a large saucepan of water onto the stove, you want to do this now as it seems to take forever to boil and the rest of the recipe isn't going to take long.
Make sure you add a generous amount of salt to the water otherwise the pasta's going to taste bland.

Step 2 Chop up all your ingredients.

Step 3 By now the water should be at boiling point so pop the spaghetti in and cook according to packet instructions.

Step 4 Place the oil into a frying pan or wok.

Step 5 Add the onions and garlic and fry until soft.

Step 6 Add the chilli's and a pinch of salt and fry for another minute or so but watch that you don't burn the onion or garlic as it doesn't taste very nice if you do. 

Step 7 Drain the Spaghetti, add to the wok and give it a good stir to coat the pasta with the oil mixture.

Step 8 Place the spaghetti into a dish and serve.

So there you have it, super simple and delicious and it didn't take you ages to make.
If you do try this recipe out make sure to leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

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