It's that time again when fans of Ina Garten prepare one of her recipes and write a blog post about the dish. The theme this month is Main Dishes.
I am a little under the weather and selected a simple pasta dish. What I love most about Ina's food is the simplicity. For my main dish offering I made Ina's Spaghetti Aglio E Olio. It is a simple pasta dish with spaghetti in a sauce of garlic and olive oil. It is simply delicious.
My plan was to make it early in the day, then re-heat it for dinner tonight. That won't be happening. Between the three of us; me, Michael and Tucker, we pretty much ate it all for lunch.
Here's Ina's recipe and my picture.
1 pound dried spaghetti, such as DeCecco
⅓ cup good olive oil
8 large garlic cloves, cut into thin slivers
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup minced fresh parsley
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package. Set aside 1 ½ cups of the pasta cooking water before you drain the pasta.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a pot large enough to hold the pasta, such as a 12-inch saute pan or a large, shallow pot. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until it just begins to turn golden on the edges-don't overcook it! Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds more. Carefully add the reserved pasta-cooking water to the garlic and oil and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, add 1 teaspoon of salt, and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the liquid is reduced by about a third.
Add the drained pasta to the garlic sauce and toss. Off the heat, add the parsley and Parmesan and toss well. Allow the pasta to rest off the heat for 5 minutes for the sauce to be absorbed. Taste for seasoning and serve warm with extra Parmesan on the side.
Please take time to visit the other Ina Friday bloggers to see what they cooked up this month!
- Alyce @ More Time at the Table
- Anna @ Cheese with Noodles
- Ansh @ Spice Roots
- Barbara @ Moveable Feasts
- Bhavna @ Just a Girl From AAmchi Mumbai..
- Chaya @ Bizzy Bakes
- Linda, @ Tumbleweed Contessa
- Mary @ The Egg Farm
- Minnie @ The Lady 8 Home
- Mireya @ My Healthy Eating Habits
- Patti @ Comfy Cuisine
- Peggy@ Pantry Revisited
- Rocky Mountain Woman @ Rocky Mountain Woman
- Veronica @ My Catholic Kitchen