Sunday, October 13, 2013

Spaghetti aglio e olio...

Sounds fancy, right? I thought so. :) But this is a deceptively simple dish to make. As in, it's seriously super easy (at least in my non-fancy way) but it's super delicious.

I stumbled upon Korean drama: Pasta. This is one of the dishes featured in that series. Of course, the way they do it is a bit more complicated (what with that serving temperature and all that...). My way is probably not even close to the real Italian way, but it results in something super delicious. Or maybe I was just hungry... 

I like the Italian name better. The English name is just Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil. Too "not fancy". :D

Spaghetti aglio e olio

1/8 of pasta box of spaghetti
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tbs of olive oil
Salt/pepper to taste
(Optional) chili powder/crushed red peppers
(Optional) minced parsley
(Optional) parmesan

1. Boil spaghetti according to the direction on the box. Once it's boiled, drain and then rinse in cold water. Drain properly.
2. Saute the garlic with olive oil until fragrant, turn off the heat.
3. Toss the spaghetti in the garlic/olive oil until well mixed. Adjust taste with salt.
4. Sprinkle with optional ingredients.

1. According to Wikipedia, some recipes call blasphemy on adding parmesan cheese. Me, I don't care either way.
2. I made this with just the three ingredients above and only added the chili powder and it tasted wonderful. So this means... have a go at it with whatever you want to add. I saw the picture on Wikipedia with shrimp.

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