30 mins or less · Angel Hair · garlic · olive oil · pasta

Snow Day Lunch.

It has been snowing all day today, incessantly. There was no way , one could make it to work, to be honest, I could not make it to my porch or balcony.  I have been drinking copious amount of tea and snuggling in with a book. Snow day cooking is all about cooking comfort food or baking goodies.

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I have been reading this beautiful book about finding oneself.. Perfect companion on a snow day…

It goes without saying that said meal should be filling and warm, perhaps a little richer than ordinary. Outside, it looked like a postcard from a fairy tale a Schloss ground from a Victoria Holt novel. It looked beautiful. 

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This is just outside my porch

We had a sudden craving pasta, wanted something simple warm  and filling. Something that I could make quickly, without much effort and not too many ingredients. So, Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino i.e Spaghetti with olive oil, red pepper flakes and garlic flakes seemed a natural choice. A very popular Entree in Italy, to be shared with friends and family. This is the kind of meal that makes you stop and think that the simplest foods are often the most wonderful. With only a few ingredients that you would have in your kitchen cupboard and then  you can create a beautiful, flavourful, heartwarming meal to please any hungry soul.

The best thing of this dish is that it packs quite a kick from the minced garlic and chilli pepper flakes and garlic lovers would love it. A good, flavorful extra-virgin olive oil is also essential as is mincing the garlic finely is important.

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It is an easy recipe and works great snowed in or not.

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti/ linguine/ Angel Hair Pasta, (I used Angel Hair)-6-7 Oz
  • Garlic-5-6 cloves minced
  • Red Chilly Flakes- 2 teaspoon
  • Extra Virgin Oil, – 1/4 to 1/3 cup
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt

How:

Cook the  pasta  according to the directions on the package, until it is al dente. Next, Strain spaghetti and place in a large serving dish. Add minced garlic, chili pepper flakes, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and mix together well.  That is it 6 ingredients and under 15 minutes, Lunch is served. Whole some satisfying and totally worth.

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Notes:

  • I don’t like the raw taste of garlic, it hits me so what I did was in a teaspoon of olive oil I sauteed the garlic for about 40 sec to a min on medium heat, make sure you don’t burn it, just gentle change of colour.
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