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Tagliatelle with Spicy Garlic Oil

cook 10 mins
Tags: Quick eats
Ingredients
  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded if liked, and chopped
  • 325 g (11 oz) spinach and egg tagliatelle
  • salt and pepper
  • basil leaves, to garnish
Directions
  • Pour the oil into a small saucepan, add the garlic and cook over a very low heat for 7 minutes or until the garlic starts to turn golden (if it turns black, you’ll need to start again). Remove from the heat and add the chilli.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to the pack instructions until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water. Whisk 2 tablespoons of the cooking water into the garlic and chilli oil to make a smooth sauce, then season and toss through the pasta, adding a little more water if needed.
  • Spoon on to serving plates and serve sprinkled with basil leaves.
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