What is spaghetti aglio olio e peperoncino?
Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino is a quick, surprisingly healthy, easy to make recipe that every Italian makes at LEAST once a month. In fact, this is the ultimate go-to pasta that they make when they’re short on time and/or ingredients. You can make it in mere 15 minutes with 4 simple ingredients that you have in your pantry!
Is olio e peperoncino good for You?
Interestingly, although probably not a consideration when pasta aglio, olio e peperoncino was invented, this dish is very healthy and nutritious! Garlic and, in particular, its main active ingredient, allicin, contributes to reducing the risk of serious cardiovascular diseases. It is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
How to cook spaghetti with peperoncino?
Chop peperoncino coarsely. Put oil, garlic and fresh peperoncino or dried chili flakes in a skillet pan, start heating over low heat. Let them fry for about two minutes then add a little bit of parsley. Once spaghetti are cooked, move them to the skillet along with a small ladle of so of pasta cooking water.