Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil

photo of delicious spaghetti with garlic and oil sauce on wooden table

Ingredients

  • salt, to taste
  • ½ lb spaghetti(225 g)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, optional

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Save ¼ cup (60 ml) of pasta water, then drain.
  2. Add the olive oil and garlic to a large cold sauté pan. Turn the heat to medium-low and slowly heat up until the garlic is fragrant and lightly colored, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chile flakes and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the reserved pasta water and bring to a simmer. Add the cooked spaghetti and parsley, if using. Stir until the pasta is well-coated. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Enjoy!

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