I am craving for pasta these days, particulary spaghetti. I am on the first day of the month-cycle. very lazy.. very moody .. cranky, very.. everything! Pasta with meatballs seem too much work, Carbonara too rich, "Garlic & Oil" looks good! I wanted to cook Aglio e Olio for long already. I had a recipe with me last few weeks. It's from a magazine - Favourite. It sprinkle with dry chilli flakes (will try out this one day).
Last nite I ventured into Times Bookstore, Head to "food' section, hey, this "Pasta" book quite good! A Hard cover with 220 pages only at RM 32 quite reasonable . plus it's first published in 2007 only. not too long ago.
It has AEO recipe! 3 ingredients only. Garlic, Olive oil, parsley. Immediately I know I will like it, because I love pan fried garlic + oil & dark soya , and dip with mom's steamed chicken! (roar!!! I am craving again..)
Ingredients: serves 4)
125ml extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped (more if u r a garlic lovers, but not much)
3 t chopped fresh parsley
salt & pepper (I omit pepper.. i dont like pepper)
1. Bring the pasta to boil in salted water, until tender but still firm to the bite.
2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the garlic and pinch of salt and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until golden. Do not allow the garlic to brown or it will tast bitter. Remove the frying pan from the heat.
3. Drain the pasta. Pour in the pan fried garlic & cooked olive oil and chopped parsley and season to taste with salt & pepper. Toss well! and serve immediately.
ee.. so yummy! pasta infused with garlic flavoured Olive oil.