Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio

Aglio E Olio is the easiest pasta recipe one could think of. It has the simplest flavors and a clean taste. My second favorite international cuisine would be Italian as I like Mexican the most. But if you ask If i have tasted authentic Mexican that would be a big NO, whereas I have taste some of the most authentic Italian food.
The best part about the original Italian recipes is that they are produce driven with no unnecessary embellishments (as you see in most Indianized Italia). Now coming to Aglio E olio I have been cooking it for years and every time I take a first swirl, it never fails to surprise me with its taste and flavor making me think does such simple cooking result in such great flavors? The answer is YES if the produce is right. Do try it.

Spaghetti/Angel hair Pasta-250g
Garlic-4, plump cloves, finely chopped
Fresh red chilies-3, chopped
Olive oil-2-3 tbsp
Fresh Parsley-1 tbsp, finely chopped (optional)
Salt-as needed
How It Happened:
1. In 2 ltrs of boiling water add 2 tbsp of salt, and slowly slide in the spaghetti, let it cook for 8-10 minutes/follow the package instructions. When its Al-dente, drain the water completely and rinse the spaghetti thru running cold water to stop cooking. Drain the water completely and set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in a pan, add the chopped red chilies and garlic and cooked for a minute or two in medium flame. When the garlic turns slightly golden brown, add a pinch of salt (if necessary) and add in the spaghetti.
3. Mix well so that the spaghetti gets coated with the fine chops of garlic and red chilies. Toss for 2 minutes.
4. Switch off the flame garnish with parsley and serve hot.
* Olive oil adds the real flavor to the dish. Use extra light cooking olive oil.
* If you don’t have fresh red chilies, simply, put in the green chilies with stalks (kaambu) in the refrigerator for 5-7 days They will slowly turn red but make sure they don’t have  any moisture else they will be spoilt.

* Tastes best when served hot. So boil the pasta and prep the ingredients earlier and toss in just before serving.

1 comment :

  1. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes.