Monday, June 2, 2008

Pasta w/ Garlic & Olive Oil

I believe the correct name for this dish is Pasta con Aglio, and it's really simple and delish. I didn't really measure anything, but this is pretty much what I did.

1 lb. spaghetti or pasta of your choice
3-6 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup of the pasta water
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

Cook spaghetti according to directions. In the meantime, heat the oil over very low heat and add garlic. You're actually flavoring the oil as opposed to cooking the garlic, so you don't want the garlic to turn brown. This should take about 8-12 minutes. In the last minute or two, add the red pepper flakes and cook for another minute. Now add the pasta water, pasta and parsley. Use tongs and toss the pasta. I added a little black pepper too. Pretty easy.

We grilled up some zucchini and summer squash as a side dish.

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