Lad's Pasta with Olive Oil & Garlic
sometimes I add Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese,sometimes capers,just depends on what I'm serving with it.
I like the butter flavor in pasta,but it can be omitted.
·1 pound dried spaghetti or any pasta
·1/4 c olive oil
·8-10 fresh garlic cloves,finely chopped
·4-5 anchovies or anchovy paste to equal this amount
·1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
·1/2 c fresh parsley,minced
·1 tablespoon butter
·salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Lad's Pasta with Olive Oil & Garlic
- Cook pasta in well salted boiling water according to directions for al dente. Strain and reserve some of the water.
In a saucepan,heat olive oil,saute garlic until light brown,add anchovies or paste,pepper flakes and cook until anchovies melt or 1-2 minutes if using paste.
Add about 1/2 c cooking water and boil until reduced to a slightly thicken sauce, stir in parsley. Add butter and swirl around pan until butter melts. Season to taste with salt and pepper