Sunday, June 8, 2014

Spaghetti with Garlic Chili Sauce




If you are craving something spicy and simple as a main course or as a side pasta, here's a quick and easy spaghetti dish that only uses olive oil, garlic, dried chilies and parsley.   The best part about this dish is that there are really no rules on how much garlic or chilies to use.  If you love the flavor of garlic simply add more or less according to your liking.  You can also increase or decrease the number of chilies in this recipe according to your taste.   Add a little parmesan cheese and you are set for a nice vegetarian pasta meal.  Or serve it on the side of a roasted or pan fried meat dish and enjoy.

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

12 oz. Spaghetti (dried or fresh)
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 Garlic Cloves thinly sliced
2 Dried Chili de Arbol (crumbled)
Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
3 Tablespoons Fresh Italian Parsley chopped
Grated Parmesan Cheese

Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions to al dente.  Drain the spaghetti and set aside.

In a large skillet, place the olive oil over high heat.  Add the garlic and the chili to the hot oil and sauté until the garlic is golden brown and fragrant (about 2 minutes).  Remove the skillet from the heat.  Add the cooked spaghetti to the skillet and toss the ingredients until the noodles are well coated.   Season with salt, freshly ground pepper and Italian parsley to the skillet and toss the ingredients again to combine.

Serve the spaghetti hot with grated parmesan cheese on the side.  Enjoy.

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