This month for the Secret Recipe Club i was assigned Wendy's blog. A Day in the life of a farm. I must admit as I browsed through Wendy's blog I couldn't help envying her. Wendy seems to have a farm life that I have always dreamed . Growing her own food, having chickens around, fresh eggs to enjoy. Wow!
I picked the recipe Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. It is simply so easy to whip up though it has this exotic tongue twisting name . As for the taste... My little boy polished it all. I did manage to get a wee bit in my mouth before he attacked it. Very simple combination of flavours, the garlic, olive oil and parsley blend perfectly. A must try pasta.
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
1 lb dried spaghetti noodles
1/3 cup olive oil
6 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 Tsp salt
1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 cup shredded Parmesan
- Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil and cook the pasta.
- While the pasta is cooking, place a large skillet over low heat. Add the olive oil, garlic and crushed pepper and cook slowly for a few minutes. Add the cooking water and a tsp of salt simmer until reduced by half.
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet along with the parsley and cheese. Toss to coat and serve with additional cheese for sprinkling.
A real classic, I used to eat that all the time growing up - now that my beloved husband cannot have garlic, it is a thing of my past...ReplyDelete
I live vicariously through your post... ;-)
What a simple dish for the crazy busy weeknights. I love it! Great pick this month :)ReplyDelete
I LOVE classics like this - what a great puck for May!ReplyDelete
Looks delicious..sometimes the most simple recipes are the best! I had your blog this month and I made Homemade Tahini! It turned out fantastic and can't wait to try it in a bunch of recipes. Happy Reveal Day!ReplyDelete
I love anything garlic! This looks so easy and tasty. Great choice!ReplyDelete
I have made this with whole grain thin spaghetti. Yummy. Also, when my friend brings me fresh basil from her garden, I throw in a couple of chopped leaves of that as well (too much overwhelms the subtle flavor of the dish). I have to make it sans parmesan, sadly, due to food allergies, but it is still a fave. Be careful not to burn the garlic :-)ReplyDelete
Hi Sarah. Nice to hear from you. You caught me on the garlic!Delete
Thanks for the kind words. Yours was one of my first SRC assignments and now that we have a baby in the house who is starting to eat by herself I have come back to visit several times. Yes, I am living the life, shoveling chicken poop and wrestling with pigs LOL.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful summer spaghetti. This looks amazing! Great SRC pick and hope you had a great Memorial Day.ReplyDelete
This spaghetti looks so nice and light for summer. Great SRC pick and hope you had a great Memorial Day.ReplyDelete
This is one of my favourite dishes - one I frequently whip up when I want something quick and easy, or when the cupboards are just about bare. Just goes to show that you can make a great meal even when there is very little in the house :-) Excellent pick.ReplyDelete
This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. I am now craving a big bowl. Great pick!ReplyDelete
This pasta dish looks simply amazing! Happy (late) reveal day!ReplyDelete
I grew up eating big bowls of this pasta.ReplyDelete
GREAT pick this month
Loos simple and delish! great choice for reveal day!ReplyDelete
This would make for a great side dish.ReplyDelete