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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino: a classic that never wanes

I know, it may not be original but it is one of those absolute pasta dishes of the Italian cuisine that pleases everyone and not everyone can do.

Ingredients (for 3 persons)
1/2 lb. spaghetti
2 red peperoncini (dry or fresh as preferable)
3 cloves of garlic (or fresh garlic)
1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper

Bring a good amount of water to boil.
Pour olive oil in a frying pan.  Add chopped garlic and fry over medium heat avoiding it to burn. 
Add the chopped peperoncini, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of water.  
Simmer gently while spaghetti are cooking.
Drain pasta when ready and toss in pan and mix well.
Serve with a generous amount of Parmigiano Reggiano (if you like).