Roman-Style Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil

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This pasta makes a very satisfying supper. No tomatoes in this dish -- just the richness from the olive oil, garlic and the hidden flavor from the anchovies (as they melt away, they impart a very nice flavor and slight color). The original recipe did not specify parmesan cheese, but it really adds a great flavor and texture to the dish.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • ·
    salt
  • 12 oz
    spaghetti noodles
  • 1/2 c
    extra-virgin olive oil (or less if you prefer)
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh garlic, minced (or to taste)
  • 3
    anchovy filets, flat (rinsed and drained and patted dry - optional)
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper (or red pepper flakes)
  • 2 Tbsp
    flat-leaf parsley
  • ·
    freshly grated parmesan cheese, for serving

How to Make Roman-Style Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot, bring 4 quarts water to a rapid boil over high heat; then stir in 1 tbsp. salt. Drop in spaghetti and cook, stirring frequently, until tender - but still firm to the bite.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan or skillet, combine the oil, garlic and anchovies (if using) over low heat and cook until the garlic just begins to take on a hint of color - do not brown the garlic. Remove from heat.
  3. Drain spaghetti, transfer to the pan holding the garlicky olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes if you like it spicy. Toss well. Sprinkle with parsley and a nice amount of parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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About Roman-Style Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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