About Spaghetti Aglio E Olio Recipe: Love infulging in a bowl of cheesy spaghetti? Here is an interesting one to try at home! Laced with parmesan cheese, tangy lemon and a chili dressing on top, this one is a crowd pleaser!
Ingredients of Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
For chilli garlic oil:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp red chilli flakes
1 Star anise
1/2 inch cinnamon stick
10 garlic cloves, sliced
A pinch of smoked paprika (optional)
A pinch of Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 cup walnuts or pine nuts (whole), chopped
50 gms spaghetti
Water (to boil spaghetti)
4 tbsp parmesan cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
4 garlic cloves, sliced
2 tbsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp pepper powder
2 tbsp oregano
to taste salt
How to Make Spaghetti Aglio E Olio
Prepare chilli garlic oil:
1.In a pan add oil and in the cold oil add all other ingredients.
2.Turn the flame on once all the ingredients are added and put it on lowest heat.
3.Let everything infuse on low flame till the garlic turn slightly golden (it took me around 10 minutes).
4.Switch off the flame - cover and let the oil rest till you prepare the spaghetti. Strain the oil before serving
1.In a pan - Dry roast walnuts / pine nuts on low heat and set aside.
2.Boil spaghetti as per packet instructions (since each brand has different cooking time).
3.Just ensure you add a lot of salt and a tsp of oil in the boiling water before adding spaghetti. Do not overcook - switch off the heat before the spaghetti is completely cooked.
4.Save a cup of spaghetti water. Drain the remaining water and set the spaghetti aside - drizzle a tsp of olive oil to avoid it from sticking.
5.In a large pot - heat olive oil + butter - once the butter melts add the garlic.
6.Cook garlic for 15 seconds and then add the spaghetti to it. Add the all remaining ingredients and mix well.
7.Add 4 tbsp pasta water and stir well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes
8.To serve, add the spaghetti in the serving platter and drizzle the chilli oil on it.
9.Grate some fresh Parmesan Cheese and add the toasted walnuts or pine nuts.
Key Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, red chilli flakes, Star anise, cinnamon stick, garlic cloves, smoked paprika (optional), Kashmiri red chilli powder, walnuts or pine nuts (whole), spaghetti, Water (to boil spaghetti), parmesan cheese, olive oil, butter, garlic cloves, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried parsley, pepper powder, oregano, salt