Spaghetti aglio e olio
Truly one of the simplest dishes of Italian cuisine...but so so good!
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 5-6 cloves of garlic, sliced
- crushed red pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- salt to taste
While the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the sliced garlic and cook until just golden. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper and salt. Add 1/3 cup of the pasta cooking water and swirl to combine. Toss the hot pasta into the pan and toss quickly to combine. Add more pasta water as needed to make a sauce. Serve piping hot.
Editor's note - resist the urge to add cheese. The simplicity of this dish is key.