If you're a fan of buttery, garlicky flavors with a spicy kick, this Spicey Garlic Butter Pasta recipe is just what you need.
The dish is not only easy to prepare but also incredibly delicious.
The secret to its exception taste lies in a few key ingredients and a simple cooking process.
Let's get started!
300 Grams of pasta: (Fiber Gourmet recommended)
1 tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
5 garlic cloves, chopped.
1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes (adjust to your preferred spice level)
1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Extra chili flakes for added spice (optional)
Boil the Pasta:
Begin by Brining a kettle of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add one tablespoon of salt to the pot.
Add 300 grams of your choice of pasta. For a healthier twist, we recommend using Fiber Gourmet pasta, which is a plant-based pasta and incredibly tasty. If you would like to check out Fiber Gourmet, hit this affiliate link.
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Cook the pasta for about 8 minutes until it reaches Al Dente perfection.
Once the pasta is cooked to your liking, drain off the water and set the pasta aside. Keep about a cup full of the pasta water for later use.
2. Create the Flavor Base:
In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
Add the chopped garlic cloves and sauté them until they become fragrant and slightly golden.
3. Add Some Spice:
Now, it's time to add the chili flakes to the garlic and butter mixture. Adjust the quantity based on your heat tolerance. I used a half teaspoon. You do not need much.
4. Create a Flavorful Sauce:
Pour in half a cup of the hot pasta water that you saved earlier. This starchy water will help create a silky sauce.
Mix well and allow the mixture to come to a boil. This step infuses the sauce with the flavors of garlic and chili.
5. Combine the Pasta:
Add the cooked pasta to the frying pan, ensuring it's well-coated with the spicy garlic butter sauce. Toss everything together, allowing the pasta to absorb all of the delicious flavors on a low heat.
6. Finish with Herbs and Cheese:
Sprinkle a teaspoon of mixed herbs over the pasta and add a half teaspoon of the chili flakes (adjust to your taste. Again, not much if at all here. Up to your tolerance)
Frate fresh Parmesan cheese over the pasta and give it a good mix. The cheese will melt into the sauce, creating a rich and creamy texture.
7. Plate and Serve:
Plate your Spicy Garlic Butter Pasta, making sure to garnish with more freshly grated Parmesan cheese and mixed herbs.
If you're a real spice lover, at this point you can sprinkle some additional red chili pepper flakes on top.
This Spicy Garlic Butter Pasta is a delectable combination of savory, buttery, garlicky, and spicy flavors.
With Fiber Gourmet Pasta, you can enjoy a healthier twist without sacrificing taste.
It's a quick and easy recipe that's perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.
So, give it a try and savor the irresistible taste of this dish that combines simplicity with gourmet delight.
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