Pasta with Garlic and Oil (Aglio e Olio)

AuthorMike
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This is such a great classic dish, and you almost always have the ingredients for it right in your pantry.

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Ingredients

 1 lb Pasta of your choics
 6 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 Head of Garlic - Minced. At least 12 cloves. (It's a lot, but look at the title of this dish and stop complaining!)
 0.50 tsp Salt
 3 tbsp Fresh Parsley and/or Basil (Or 3 tsp dried Italian Seasoning)
 2 tsp Lemon Juice
 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
 0.50 tsp Black Pepper
 0.50 cup Parmesan Cheese (For the Table)
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Directions

Preparing the Oil/Garlic/Herb Mixture
1

In a small skillet or saucepan, heat 3 Tbsp olive oil (not too hot!). Add salt and 2/3 of garlic, then gently saute for 7-8 minutes. Turn off the heat when it gets nice and gold, but not yet brown.

2

WITH THE HEAT OFF, add the remaining olive oil, the remaining garlic, pepper, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and herbs. Set aside.

Preparing the Pasta.
3

Boil enough salted water (2 tsp salt) for 1 pound of pasta.

4

Cook pasta according to directions.

5

Just before your drain the pasta, take out 1 cup of the water and set aside.

6

Drain pasta, then return to pot.

Making It All Happen!
7

Add every last drop of the Garlic/Oil/Herb mixture to the pasta and stir to coat.

8

Add 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. It will create a looser dish with a nice saucy consistency. Add a little more if you like.

9

Serve onto plates or bowls. Parmesan cheese, fresh ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, fresh chopped tomatoes, and/or freshly chopped basil all make nice toppings here.

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Ingredients

 1 lb Pasta of your choics
 6 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 Head of Garlic - Minced. At least 12 cloves. (It's a lot, but look at the title of this dish and stop complaining!)
 0.50 tsp Salt
 3 tbsp Fresh Parsley and/or Basil (Or 3 tsp dried Italian Seasoning)
 2 tsp Lemon Juice
 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
 0.50 tsp Black Pepper
 0.50 cup Parmesan Cheese (For the Table)

Directions

Preparing the Oil/Garlic/Herb Mixture
1

In a small skillet or saucepan, heat 3 Tbsp olive oil (not too hot!). Add salt and 2/3 of garlic, then gently saute for 7-8 minutes. Turn off the heat when it gets nice and gold, but not yet brown.

2

WITH THE HEAT OFF, add the remaining olive oil, the remaining garlic, pepper, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and herbs. Set aside.

Preparing the Pasta.
3

Boil enough salted water (2 tsp salt) for 1 pound of pasta.

4

Cook pasta according to directions.

5

Just before your drain the pasta, take out 1 cup of the water and set aside.

6

Drain pasta, then return to pot.

Making It All Happen!
7

Add every last drop of the Garlic/Oil/Herb mixture to the pasta and stir to coat.

8

Add 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. It will create a looser dish with a nice saucy consistency. Add a little more if you like.

9

Serve onto plates or bowls. Parmesan cheese, fresh ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, fresh chopped tomatoes, and/or freshly chopped basil all make nice toppings here.

Pasta with Garlic and Oil (Aglio e Olio)
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