Its mid-summer and the weather is living proof that it is still a great time for outdoor bbqs. But what about those days when you dont feel like grilling? Im talking about those days when you just want good old-fashioned tummy filling, palate pleasing food. Well I have just the right suggestion during those momentary mood-food swings -- Spaghetti aglio e oliopeperoncino (translation: Spaghetti with garlic and oil and red-chile flakes). This traditional Italian pasta dish is believed to have its origins from the region of Abruzzo. But Id go further to say that Spaghetti aglio e olio is probably one of the most common and popular dishes that is eaten on a regular basis all across Italy; and Im sure that most Italians would agree with me.
This classic Italian dish is a combination of very simple, yet bold ingredients of aglio(garlic),olio(oil),e peperoncino (red chile) and pasta. You can also add parsley and cheese if you like. However, cheese is more like a personal touch rather than one of the primary ingredients in this traditional recipe. And just like anything you grow accustomed to spaghetti aglio e olio peperino is a dish that you can never imagine being without, sort of like your favorite pajamas or a pair of old comfortable slippers -- its comforting!
I am happy to inform you that you don't have to travel across the Atlantic ocean in order to enjoy Spaghetti aglio e olio peperoncino - now you can make this classic dish at home using our very own aglio e olio peperino mix, made of the same traditional ingredients of minced garlic, chile flakes, parsley and sea salt. All you need to do is add it to heated olive oil, then dress up your favorite pasta as much or as lightly as your heart desires. You can be conservative or heavy-handed with the amount of olive oil and mix, but no matter the amount, you will be pleasantly satisfied.
So relax. Kick back and make your stomach and tastebuds happy with spaghetti aglio e olio peperoncino(click link) at home -- it's a feel-good dish!