May 28, 2017
Aglio e olio
Many Italian Americans will be familiar with this one. It's a simple dish, full of flavor.
I realize this just looks like a bunch of plain pasta, but it's not! The recipe is spaghettini aglio e olio, or spaghettini with oil and garlic, from Lidia's Favorite Recipes, by Lidia Bastianich. I substituted linguine for the pasta shape. In the photo, see if you can find the little slices of garlic and the flecks of red pepper flakes and parsley. The garlic flavor was outstanding but not overpowering. It doesn't look like much, but it was quick and tasty.