Saturday, February 6, 2016

Spaghetti Aglio Olio

This Italian recipe is called Spaghetti Aglio Olio and I saw it from the movie Chef which inspired me to take my cooking to the blog.

I love to make it in the winters as fresh parsley is available in winters only and its also expensive around 200 rupees a bunch.

In the movie Jon Favreau cooks this spaghetti specially for Scarlett Johansson and I just want to tell Scarlett Johansson (if she ever gets to read this) that I will cook this for her for the rest of my life.


500 grams spaghetti

8-10 garlic cloves finely chopped

3 tablespoons of onions finely chopped

1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

5 tablespoons of lemon juice

2/3 cup of olive oil

1 cup chopped parsley (or more to taste)

salt and black pepper to taste

NOTE - This whole recipe will be cooked on medium low heat as it involves olive oil which should not be heated high.

Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet.

Add olive oil to a non stick pan over medium heat. I also added 2 tablespoon butter to enhance the flavor but that is totally optional.

Add finely chopped garlic to it and let it cook for 2 minutes.

Now add chopped onions and red chili flakes.

The garlic will get brown till this point so you can add 1/3 cup water so that it doesn't burn.

Add salt to it and cook for two more minutes.

Add black pepper and lemon juice. Cook for 2-3 more minutes.

Keep the flame on medium low and don't let anything burn.

Now add the spaghetti and chopped parsley to it and mix.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio is ready to serve.

Drizzle some more olive oil on it if you want, top it with more chili flakes, parsley, salt or pepper as per your taste.

Dear vegans, please stand up for Spaghetti Aglio Olio.


  1. Replies
    1. I like meatless Mondays. What are the rest of the days?

  2. Taco Tuesday..whatever Wednesday..pasta Thursday..Fishy friday..stir fry Saturday..dine out Sunday!

    1. looks like you have everything figured out

  3. someday it will be, hopefully soon


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