I know I have been stuck on giving out breakfast recipes but today, I feel extra generous and here’s one of my all time super easy main course recipe! Spaghetti Aglio Olio is a famous dish from the Naples which requires only garlic and olive oil. Aglio Olio itself means garlic and oil. Here you go now my easy peasy recipe number two!
Impress your guests with this fancy yet simple traditional Italian dish, trust me it only takes 15 minutes.
- 250 grams of spaghetti
- 4-5 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 200 grams of Mushroom cleaned and cut in half (you can use sausages or any other meat option too)
- Freshly grated Parmesan
- Salt, Pepper, Butter, Olive Oil, Chilli Flakes
Cook the spaghetti as per the instructions until al dente (Make sure the spaghetti isn’t over-cooked because we don’t want it to break)
While the spaghetti is cooking, heat a saucepan. Put in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil and add the mushrooms, saute them until golden brown on all the sides.
Push the mushrooms to one side of the pan, add a little olive oil and the finely chopped garlic along with some salt and chilly flakes. Saute for one minute without disturbing the mushrooms. Make sure you don’t burn the garlic. Once you get the garlic’s aroma rising saute them all together.
Add the cooked spaghetti, to the pan. Add some more salt, pepper and Chilli flakes to the spaghetti along with some butter. When you toss the spaghetti, be gentle as you don’t want them breaking down into smaller pieces.
Transfer to the serving dishes and just before you serve, for a bit of sophistication, grate some parmesan on the top.
Enjoy your Spaghetti Aglio Olio with a nice crusty bread on the side.
If you have some leftovers the next day, add some canned peeled tomato puree for some flavor. Mix it, heat it, eat it!
You’ll be glad there was some leftovers from the day before 😛