Garlic, Olive Oil and Chilli Spaghetti

Garlic, Olive Oil and Chilli Spaghetti


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This is a traditional Italian dish known as 'Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino', It is a speedy dish with simple but gorgeous flavours.


Serves: 2 

  • 200g spaghetti
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon flat leaf parsley, finely diced
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 30g Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, optional

Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions. Drain and reserve two tablespoons of the cooking liquid.
  2. In a frying pan over low heat saute the garlic in the olive oil until golden but not browned.
  3. Add the chillies and the reserved cooking liquid. Add the spaghetti and season with the parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Toss so that the spaghetti is coated in the olive oil mixture and everything is well combined. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano, if desired.

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