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Spaghetti with olive oil

Dinner, Main course

Ready In 10 mins

Serves 2

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  • 250g spaghetti, or other long pasta
  • 60ml Sicilian Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes or (1 & 1/2 fresh chillies)
  • handful of parsley finely chopped
  • 11g parmesan, more if needed
  • salt, to taste


  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and add the spaghetti. Cook until the spaghetti is soft but still has a little bite.
  • While the spaghetti is cooking make the sauce, finely slice the garlic cloves.
  • Gently heat the olive oil in a frying pan, Add the garlic and chillies  (if you dont use crushed chillies, remove seeds from the fresh chillies and finely chop) cook gently for a few minutes, or until the garlic is pale gold.(heating the garlic and chilli too much will send it bitter) Stir in chopped parsley.
  • Drain the spaghetti, reserve 60mls cooking water (you might not need it all, you dont want to water down the flavour its just to keep the spaghetti nice and moist).
  • Add spaghetti to the frying pan, stir well to coat the oil, add some starchy cooking water, as much is needed to ensure the pasta is moist and juicy.
  • Cook on medium heat for 30 seconds, stirring a couple of times.
  • Sprinkle the spaghetti with extra chopped parsley, and grated parmesan cheese
  • Enjoy


Sicilian Olive Oil (New Season)

Monreale, Northern Sicily

From £12.85

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