Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Week 14- Spaghetti With Garlic And Chilli Sauce


(Serves 4 to 6)

Hi, and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen. This week we are off to the Med. for this classic Italian dish which is unusual in that it doesn't often appear on restaurant menus in this country. It is delicious (especially for lovers of garlic).


1 lb Spaghetti

1 Green or Red Chilli (chopped)

4 Garlic cloves (crush if you have a garlic crusher, if not chop)

2oz Grated Parmesan Cheese (or mature Cheddar)

1 teaspoon basil

6 Tablespoons Olive Oil

4 oz Butter

Salt & Pepper to taste


In a large saucepan bring plenty of water to the boil, add spaghetti and cook al dente (about 12 minutes) but test. Drain in a colander.

Heat butter and oil in saucepan, saute garlic until soft (do not brown or burn), add chopped Chilli, basil, and stir quickly. Remove from heat, add spaghetti and stir or toss.

Put in large serving dish or bowl, top with grated cheese. Serve.


A nice side salad of tomatoes would go very well with this. Simply slice the tomatoes in a bowl, drizzle olive oil over them and sprinkle with fresh basil leaves, salt and black pepper. Enjoy a taste of Italy with a glass of red or white Italian wine.