Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pasta Aglio E Olio

Pasta Aglio E Olio
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
  1. Bring about 5 quarts of water to a boil with 3 teaspoons salt; add in the spaghetti and cook only until firm-tender; drain but RESERVE 1/2 cup pasta water.
  2. Start this when you are boiling the pasta; Heat about 4 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet.
  3. Add in 3 tablespoons garlic and about 1/2 teaspoon salt with black pepper to taste; saute stirring often until the garlic is light brown (about 6-8 minutes) remove from heat and stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon juice and about 2 tablespoons of pasta cooking water; mix to combine.
  4. Transfer the drained pasta to a large serving bowl; toss with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and the remaining reserved cooking water.
  5. Add in the garlic mixture; toss well to combine.
  6. Season with more black pepper and salt to taste if desired.
  7. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese.

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I'm having one heck of a time with blogger, I think it's rebelling against me because of too much time off!

Pasta Aglio E Olio - with garlic and oil.  So simple yet I searched high and low for the perfect recipe.  This one from maybe the winner!  I enjoy the addition of the lemon juice and red pepper flakes - gives it a really nice kick.


  1. mmm, yummy!
    i need to go buy some lunch.


  2. This is my second fav way to eat pasta. My favorite is of course with Alfredo sauce. But this recipe is more of an everyday meal, while Alfredo will give me a heart attack in a week.

  3. Sounds very yummy! Thanks for sharing!