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|COOK|chilli & garlic spaghetti (Aglio e olio)

Aglio e olio spaghetti

This is a really simple and lovely pasta dish, I first had this at a very cute haunted pub in Newport, Isle of Wight.  I remember us laughing because the lovely Italian owner told me how to make it and that it's really simple, then charged us just under £12 for it! I did get some garlic bread though :)
Serves 2
120g Wholewheat spaghetti
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp Chilli flakes
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1. Cook spaghetti according to pack.
2. When cooked, drain, reserve 2 tbsp water from cooking.  Put water and drained pasta back into the empty saucepan.
3. Put on a low heat and add olive oil, crushed garlic, chilli flakes and salt and pepper to taste, heat through and serve.
I would recommend using the best olive oil you can get, you need something that tastes nice and fruity, otherwise you risk it tasting like an oil slick (oooh get me thinking I'm Nigella!)

Enjoy, preferably with a glass of wine but it is a weeknight so that's not mandatory!
Really yummy, cheap (ahem) and easy.

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