2177 kj Energy
22.2g Fat Total
4.3g Saturated Fat
64.4g Carbs (total)
Aglio e olio (garlic and oil)Print Recipe
- 375g dried spaghettini
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 5 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon Masterfoods Chilli Flakes (optional)
- Grated parmesan (or vegetarian hard cheese), to serve
- Finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, to serve
Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.
Heat oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and chilli, if using. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing, for 1 to 2 minutes or until combined and heated through. Serve sprinkled with parmesan and parsley.
Pasta shapes vary enormously, and can be matched with many different sauces. The general rule is that the thicker the sauce, the wider the pasta should be. Lighter, long pastas such as angel hair and linguine are best suited to delicate, light sauces, often oil-based instead of meat-based. Use shells, penne or rigatoni for chunkier sauces. Really though, it’s a matter of preference; use whatever pasta takes your fancy and have fun experimenting!
Author: Claire Brookman
Image credit: Andrew Young
Publication: Super Food Ideas