Quick pasta for one

"yes...I'm a garlic fan... this is pasta, oil and garlic, very simple, very tasty... try it :)"
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  • Cook your pasta in the usual way.
  • The amount depends on how hungry you are.
  • In a small heavy pan (or very carefully in a light one) heat the oil with the garlic the black pepper and the salt.
  • "fry"the garlic until it has gone very slightly golden.
  • Turn off the heat and let it stand until the pasta is cooked.
  • Mix the pasta with the oil and garlic and enjoy.

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  1. I doubled this and used regular ole spaghetti. It was wonderful! I used 2 T minced garlic from a jar, and added 1 t red pepper flakes. So easy to make--So good to eat! Thanks Samuel!
  2. I grew up with a similar recipe...but my mom always added fresh or dried basil to the garlic oil just before tossing with the spaghetti. It's really a winner! We call it garlic spaghetti, a good side to serve with steak.
  3. I adore garlic (can never have too much)!. To simplify (and since I always have it on hand) I used two teaspoons of already miced garlic and a sprinkling of oregano.
  4. This is one delicious, quick and easy dish which uses ingredients I always keep on hand. I used some angel hair pasta and 3 teaspoons refrigerated garlic. Right before serving I tossed in some chopped roma tomatoes and topped with some grated parmesan cheese! Wonderful! Thank you Samuel Holden for sharing this recipe!
  5. The classic "aglio e olio" sauce... However, I personally like it better with some cherry tomatoes and chopped parsley thrown in at the last minute. Tip for people who love spicy: put in some crushed, died chillies together with the garlic.


  1. I have been making this for years! Talk about the ultimate comfort food for me. I like to top with parmesean cheese and fresh parsley, if I have it. I also use butter instead of olive oil. This recipe is awesome because I always have these ingredients on hand.


Well...I'm 21 Y/o, I was raised in Ibiza, but born in england! I'll eat anything twice and love trying new and unusual things... things with a high "ick" factor tend to put me off, but on recomendation I will try them. You can contact me by e-mail or through MSN messanger using ymmas6969@hotmail.com (the 69's are because Ymmas by itself was already taken...dont be so dirty minded *LOL*)
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