Aglio Olio and Peperoncino, with Arugula, Olive Oil and Garlic Pasta with Arugula, another variation on one of the “Classic” Italian pasta dishes; Pasta with Aglio, Olio and Peperoncino. A dish using garlic, olive oil and hot pepper as it’s base. This dish can be easily modified by using different “toppings”. In this recipe, we are adding chopped arugula, a peppery, crunchy enhancement. Another example of taking this recipe to the next level is my Linguini with Aglio, Olio, Peperoncino and Peppers. Currently on the blog, this is another version of the original, adding mixed sweet peppers instead of arugula both dishes are great as “Meatless Monday” or vegetarian alternatives.
Whichever version the two are delicious and are worth trying, Aglio Olio and Peperoncino, with Arugula, Olive Oil and Garlic Pasta with Arugula. Let’s cook!
Aglio Olio and Peperoncino, with Arugula, Olive Oil and Garlic Pasta with Arugula
The "Classic" Agilo, Olio and Peperincino with the addition of crunchy, peppery arugula.
- 1 lb Imported fettuccine, high quality
- 8-10 Garlic cloves (to taste)
- Red pepper flakes (to taste)
- 2 cups Arugula, chopped
- 1/2-3/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
- 3/4-1 cup Imported Parmesan Cheese
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)
Crush, chop or thinly slice the garlic
Wash and chop the arugula, set aside
In a wok style skillet, large enough to finish off the pasta, add olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. On a low heat, cook the garlic until it is lightly brown. Careful not to burn the garlic. Take off the heat until the fettuccine is ready to mix into the garlic
In a pasta pot, bring water to a rolling boil, add sea salt and fettuccine. Cook the fettuccine 1 minute less than indicated on the package for al dente
When the fettuccine is ready, with a pasta fork, lift and drain (back into the pasta water) add to the garlic mixture, on a lively heat mix and stir the pasta until all oil garlic is incorporated, add the parmesan cheese, continue stirring the add the arugula mixing. Adjust salt and pepper
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