Extremely simple and extremely satisfying, make this pasta for a quick, yet thoughtful, dinner.
The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is powerful. For the best results, use large cracks of fresh pepper; the astringency of the garlic and strong pepper complement the fat content in the oil and cheese nicely. Be sure to check out The Daily Meal's Video page for the how-to video.
- 1 package linguine, or other pasta of your choice
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon garlic, minced
- pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- Parmesan cheese, grated
- parsley, minced
Boil water and cook pasta until al dente.
Meanwhile, heat oil and garlic and red pepper flakes in a saucepan over medium heat until garlic turned golden brown.
Drain pasta and put directly in the saucepan. Toss to coat in the garlic infused oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Top generously with freshly grated parmesan cheese, and an extra crack of black pepper, and parsley.