Gino's spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chillies
Gino’s back and he’s starting the year by saving us time in the kitchen. In a matter of minutes he’ll show us how to make a tasty pasta dish for the family that’s healthy, makes the most of those store cupboard ingredients and showcases really good olive oil - key for an Italian diet!
Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and chillies
500g dried spaghetti
100ml extra virgin olive oil
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
1 large bunch of parsley, stalks removed, leaves finely chopped
2tsp dried chilli flakes
1 fresh red chilli, finely sliced – seeds left in
Bring a large pot of water to the boil. When boiling add a good pinch of salt. Boil your spaghetti for 1 minute less than the packaging suggests to ensures al dente cooking.
Meanwhile, pour the extra virgin olive oil in to a large, high sided frying pan or saute pan and add the garlic, chopped parsley, chilli flakes and fresh chilli. Turn the heat to medium high and stir as the ingredients begin to sizzle. Let the ingredients fry for about 1 minute then remove from the heat.
When the spaghetti is cooked, return the frying pan to a medium heat. Transfer the pasta to the pan without draining, using tongs or a spaghetti spoon. Stir for 30 seconds to allow the flavours to combine.