Saturday, 13 August 2011

Aglio Olio my way

This has become one of my favourite meals for dinner. It's simple, quick and delicious. I suppose you could call it an 'instant' homemade meal. It takes just a wee bit longer than two minutes - the time needed to cook a packet of Maggi mee - but the results are far better. Won't you try it?

Aglio Oglio with Bacon

Angel Hair pasta
Chilli Flakes
Olive Oil
  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Once boiling, put in the pasta. Cook until al dente (about 2 minutes). Remove from stove and drain the water, reserving some.
  2. While waiting for the water to boil and the pasta to cook - chop the garlic and cut up the bacon.
  3. Pour a little olive oil into the now empty saucepan and put it back on the stove. 
  4. Once the oil has heated through, add in the bacon. 
  5. Cook bacon for about 1 - 2 minutes, then add in the garlic and chilli flakes.
  6. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes until the bacon becomes a little deeper in colour.
  7. Add in the drained pasta and splash in some of the reserved water. Mix thoroughly until everything is well combined. (add a little more water if the pasta becomes very dry)
  8. Once the water has just about evaporated, remove from the stove immediately and transfer to a bowl.
  9. Sprinkle on some parmesan and it is ready to eat. 

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