Monday, May 25, 2015

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

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.  


  1. 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...

    I live vicariously through your post... ;-)

  2. What a simple dish for the crazy busy weeknights. I love it! Great pick this month :)

  3. I LOVE classics like this - what a great puck for May!

  4. 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!

  5. I love anything garlic! This looks so easy and tasty. Great choice!

  6. 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 :-)

    1. Hi Sarah. Nice to hear from you. You caught me on the garlic!

  7. 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.

  8. What a beautiful summer spaghetti. This looks amazing! Great SRC pick and hope you had a great Memorial Day.

  9. This spaghetti looks so nice and light for summer. Great SRC pick and hope you had a great Memorial Day.

  10. 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.

  11. This is one of my favorite pasta dishes. I am now craving a big bowl. Great pick!

  12. This pasta dish looks simply amazing! Happy (late) reveal day!

  13. I grew up eating big bowls of this pasta.
    Love it!!
    GREAT pick this month

  14. Loos simple and delish! great choice for reveal day!

  15. This would make for a great side dish.



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