Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A #Foodle Recipe - Spaghetti Alio Olio e Pepperoncino

Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino or "spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chilli” is a classic traditional Italian pasta dish that can be made quickly with ingredients available easily in our kitchens around the year. Usually made with Spaghetti, it also works with other pastas. My favourite Pasta for this dish is Capilleni. To get this past right, there are 3 important things to remember.

1.     Cook your Pasta right (here is a post on Cooking Pasta Right).
2.      Be generous with the ‘sauce’ of olive oil garlic, chillies and parsley. (Use pasta water to moisten if you want to control your oil intake.)
3.      Toss the cooked pasta in the ‘sauce’ in small batches for maximum flavour

Pasta Aglio Olio e Peperoncino -
Time 25 mins ; Serves 4
1 pkt/500g Cappileni or Angel hair or Spaghetti no. 5 Pasta
5 l Water
150 g salt
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ c garlic chopped fine
1-2 tbsp red chilli flakes
½ c Coriander/Parsley
Grated Parmiggiano to serve

Bring 5 litre of water to a rolling boil.
Add 150 g salt and stir in until dissolved.
 Add pasta to the pot slowly and leave to cook till “al dente” (still slightly hard to the teeth in the middle). Drain and Reserve. Reserve a little of the pasta water as well.
Heat Olive oil in a small frying pan and, when it is hot, add the half the garlic and chilli. Keep flame on medium and stirfry gently for about 2 minutes.
To this pan add the half the parsley, stir fry for 30 seconds and then add pasta. Give everything a good toss using a little of the reserved pasta water to help things along.
Transfer onto warmed pasta plates and serve with Parmigiano on the side.


Vijitha said...

Love love the idea of illustrating the recipe. The recipe is so simple to fix on a weekday. I have tried doing illustration for murukku and other snacks before but now no time in hand to sit down for this. How do you do it? Are you painting it with hand and scanning it?

Flavours said...

Oooh, I love this recipe! So simple and so yummy!

Claudia said...

150g Salt?! I usually use a tablespoon or so....

kunal makhija said...

an amazing recipe. love the illustration. i have made aglio olioe with penne