Thursday, April 02, 2009

Spicy Garlic Noodles


One of the easiest dishes to put together, these garlic noodles smell so delicious you won't be able to stand it. If you're a garlic lover, adding more is always an option. Beware reheating leftovers in the office microwave — the scent of garlic will follow you to your desk!

Spicy Garlic Noodles
8oz spaghetti

3-4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T butter
1-2 T red pepper flakes, seasoned to taste
lots of black pepper
pinch of salt

Boil some water for the pasta on the stove and toss it in to cook as usual. In a small saucepan, place the oil, butter and garlic. Turn it onto low heat, just until the butter melts. The garlic should smell delicious already and cooking it just a little will take some of the edge off. Add the pepper flakes and black pepper to the oil/garlic mix, and let sit with the burner off until the pasta is finished cooking. Drain the pasta, then toss together with the butter-garlic-spice mixture. Add salt to taste and it's ready to go!

Serves 2 with a big salad for a simple meal or 4 as a side for eggplant parmesan.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

My favorite thing ot order at PF Chang's is similar to this. Have you had it? It might save me some $$$$ to try making this at home.


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