Sunday, October 5, 2008

Aglio e Olio

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)
450g spaghetti
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.


Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

i love this!

Agnes aka Ric3y said...

It's so simple yet looking nice!!! And I see you're starting to work fine with the new camera! :D

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

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Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

terri: I want to see ur version of A e O !!

agnes: this pasta is nice! and yes i am still struggling with 'lighting' for the pics! Roar!

terri: ARGH!!! i know! TQ! haha, and I feel pressure if I dont snap well! haha. now is Oct oredi, when u get D90 ? ;p~

NEE said...

Terri is rite. you are a force to be reckon with....those food looks excellent (Bovril pasta, i can feel myself salivating. Aglio olio yum...imagine it with seafood arrggghhh have to tahan) and that camera looks..ehmmm scary. honestly you make complicated food looks easy to make and good too.

CrazieSexaCool said...

hmm.. ur photos.. more bokeh! HAHahahaha.. Look dat word up.. then u'll knw wat i mean.. LOL.. *sighs* evrytime i check ur blog.. I gained 5 pounds.. =p

Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

nee: LOlz! force to be reckon wor..sounds like star war :P

daphne: SIAL! ;p~ and what is Bokeh ?? ahhahaha ha? by seeing oredi 5 pounds? what about me the one who eaten it? 5x2=10 ?

Big Boys Oven said...

simple and yet sure tasty, walio I am sure you are now on the spree of cooking pasta! wow!

TeaLady said...

Simple is ALWAYS best with pasta. I do this one when want something quick , simple, and good.

Looks great.

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