Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil

spaghetti-aglio-olio-e-peperoncinoThe official name of this dish is Spaghetti Con Aglio E Olio.  It’s such a simple dish and easy to make.  This recipe will impress with flavor, but won’t make you a slave to the kitchen. 

1/2 pound spaghetti

5 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped

chopped or crushed red hot peppers, just a dash, optional

Salt and Pepper

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water for 8 – 9 minutes.  Drain well. 

Chop the garlic, combine the olive oil, garlic and red peppers into large skillet.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant, but not browned – approximately 3 – 4 minutes.

Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet and toss briefly.  Add the parsley and season generously with salt and pepper.

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