Friday, March 28, 2008

Slick And Easy Spaghetti con Olio e Aglio.........

Spaghetti Olio e Aglio...........with chilli flakes and chopped anchovies...... topped with grated parmesan cheese............

Since son H made his first spaghetti olio e aglio for his big brother sometime ago.....his 'kor kor' fell in love with it .....and had been asking me to make this for him these days.......his usual white sauce were history for him.....and i gladly made it for him coz it is easy and i added some variations to it......

For those who are not familiar with this......i will explain it further......olio in italian means olive oil and aglio means garlic......so this dish is made by sauteing finely chopped garlic ( you can used sliced garlic too if you do not like it chop up) in olive oil til slightly golden and season with salt and pepper to taste... then stir in newly boiled and drained spaghetti to pan and coat it well with the fried garlic oil......

For variations.....i added 2 pieces of chopped anchovies (canned ones) to be saute with the garlic in olive oil and also some chilli flakes or black pepper...before adding the spaghetti.......top it with bacon bits or anything that fancies you to this dish .....and don't forget to add grated parmesan cheese before serving........here are some pics of my variations......

Spaghetti Olio with seafood............

Spaghetti Olio with ham and meat dumplings ( siew mai).....

18 comments:

Dora said...

This is what we called when East meets West!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yes, this is really easy, thanks for sharing. I will give it a try for sure. :)

U.Lee said...

Hi SweetJasmine, Holy Smoke, seeing your delicious noodles here, I feel like calling up Air Canada, invite myself to your house. Got extra plate? Ha ha.
Sweet Jasmine, if a bachelor, dangerous meet a lady like you. Sure kena sangkut big time, end up with 7 kids, arhaaa ha ha, and a big tummy.
Ohh, its Cheng beng time?
Gosh, I totally forgot. I'm so glad I saw your below post.
I'll be phoning Penang to a friend, rush him money, to buy a dozen yellow roses to put on a certain lady's grave.
She was a stunningly, beautiful, matured lady back in the late 70's who fell in love with a man half her age...Me.
I did her story, 3 months ago, the longest ever, 19 episodes, took 3 weeks to complete at 2 episodes each time every 4 days.
It was, is my favourite story among all my past romantic interludes.
If you have time, take a look at my archive, "Faded letter from the past".
Happy cooking to you, Sweet Jasmine, stay cool, Lee.

Sue Me said...

i just add the grated parmesan n anchovies for toppings..can?i cant find fresh seafood here in subang..
i love this olio spaghetti with lotsa garlics n chillies.yummy!!!!!

Judy said...

:) I ordered this with basil and tomato in an Italian restaurant a couple of years ago which costs an arm and a leg.

I came home and did it myself. It is a great dish for vegetarians. I think fresh basil gives it a nice touch and cherry tomatoes give it a bit of a sweetness with the chillies.

day-dreamer said...

Wah... looks nice.

Can't visit your blog when hungry leh... haha.

ris said...

EE ur spaghetti Olio with ham and dumplings looks to cute. haha

Emily.T said...

Hi, thanks for the recipe! I especially love easy peasy recipes! (lazy me!) By the way, your siew mai is so cute on the pasta...lol

Sweet Jasmine said...

Dora - yeah..this is something fusion and multi racial....

Anonymous said...

Love garlicky pasta! Try this recipe which I've borrowed from Martha.... roast a couple of bulbs of garlic(toaster oven is fine, takes 45-60 mins), slice thinly a few cloves and mince another couple of cloves finely.
Boil pasta al dente.
Fry the slices in some oil, remove when golden crisp. Set a side.
Throw in the minced garlic, fry, add in pasta, toss ard. Add in seasonings of choice. Then add in the mushed up roasted garlic.
Finally, throw in the garlic crisps and finish with a few grinds of parmagianno. Yummy! make sure everyone eats it(they will!) so everyone smells the same! Love to use this pasta with BBQ meat in the summer.

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine- this one is for busy people...and taste good too...

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi..Lee...thks for drooling over my food...u can ask yr SYT to cook for you...
Its so nice of u to send flowers to yr departed ex gf....after so many years(envy her"wink")...and i will try to finish reading that post...when i had the time...
Thanks for the visits..and keep well yrself...

Sweet Jasmine said...

sue me - u can just add in the anchovies with a little of the oil fr. can if u do not have time to chop and fry it...
Buy frozen ready cooked prawns fr. supermarket....just blanched in hot water....

Sweet Jasmine said...

judy- yeah...eating out is so expensive these days....
I'll try out with fresh basil and cherry tomatoes next...for myself...but not for my carnivorous sons...

Sweet Jasmine said...

day dreamer - ha..ha..next time visit after eating...thks for dropping by...see u again.

Sweet Jasmine said...

iris - i'm back....missing me eh? want some of these?....then place an order...

Sweet Jasmine said...

emily t- thks for visiting....i too am lazy sometimes....and will be happy to find easy peasy recipes which my family would love to eat...

Sweet Jasmine said...

anonymous- thank u for the recipe...will love to try later..pasta r so versatile and easy to cook......thks for dropping by.