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Aglio e Olio

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Aglio e Olio
Garlic and Oil
by James Belardo

This classic pasta sauce is as basic as you can get but it’s also one of the most versatile. Simply adding ingredients helps create a delicious branch of this heavenly sauce. We’ve added shrimp, tuna, salmon,  mushrooms, peas, ricotta cheese, peas, sausages, cherry tomatoes, fior d’latte (mozzarella), rapini – endless variations.

Given time, we’ll publish some of our favorite variations. For now, we’ll start with the basics.

2-4 cloves of garlic (depending on size of cloves)
6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Italian flat-leaf parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Pine Nuts (optional)
Butter or minced anchovies (optional)
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) (optional)

Pasta (suggested)
Spaghetti, Spaghettini or Linguine.

Pine Nuts (optional)
The pine puts can easily be roasted in an oven. Check out how to here at Oven-Toasted Pine Nuts

Suggested Toppings and Garnish
Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese or Italian-style seasoned breadcrumbs
A sprig or two of Parsley

1. Cook pasta al dente; when adding the  pasta to boiling water (salted) you can begin making the sauce.

2. Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add minced garlic and slowly cook until color starts to brown (be careful not to burn the garlic, it will turn bitter). While cooking the garlic, you can toast the Pine Nuts (optional)

3. When the pasta is almost ready, take a bit of the pasta water and add to the garlic and oil sauce. This will help the sauce adhere to the pasta better. Combine the pasta with the sauce in the sauce pan.

4. Fold in 3 tbsp of olive oil, the chopped parsley, and salt and pepper (to taste).

5. While plating, sprinkle the pine nuts on top and sprinkle with grated Romano cheese or seasoned breadcrumbs

Try adding a can or two of tuna fish into the mixture. (Use seasoned bread crumbs rather than the cheese).

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Written by Zio James

June 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

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