Ely's Recipe Book

Simple recipes by Ely & Friends

Monday, July 04, 2005

Quick Aglio Olio

Spaghetti Aglio Olio Posted by Picasa
Made some myself and took a picture of it but I dunno where I put my card reader. So this picture is how a basic aglio olio would look likelah. Will post my own picture later.

Anyways, this recipe is a quick pedas fix for busy moms.

A handful of spaghetti, linguine, fussili, any longish pasta will do just fine
4 tsp chopped garlic
3 tbs olive oil
Half cup of fresh basil, takde kalu, daun ketumbar can oso, or chinese parsley.
5-10 Ajo-ojo pepperoncino/ dried chili padi or you could just snip finely 2 dried chillies or whatever chilli you can tahan. Warning: Use only half of a habanero if you wish to test you pain threshold
Half cup of chicken stock (optional)
Some grated Pecorino cheese; Parmesan will do just fine.(optional)
Large shrimps

Microwave your pasta in some water for 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a pan, heat olive oil.Saute garlic and toss your peperoncino till slightly caramelised.
Seive your al dente pasta and save about half cup of the pasta water if you don't use chicken stock. Mix the pasta into the pan and throw in chopped fresh basil.
Next, butterfly some shrimps and bruise in hot melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Or you could just throw in the shrimps after caramelising the garlic and peppers as you would any stirfry mee.
Sprinkle generously some pecorino/parmagiano on the pasta just before serving.
This must be eaten hot hot hot! Believe it or not this dish is less that 450 calories. Hurrah!

Note: This dish requires superior quality olive oil (Spoleto is good, tapi hentam saja lah)