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Aglio E Olio

Best Ever Aglio E Olio Four Ways

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Common Ingredients for Aglio E Olio Four Ways

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-7 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp parsley leaves
  • 100 gms Parmesan grated
  • 200 gm Spaghetti

For Mushroom Aglio E Olio

  • 200 gm mushrooms

For Olive Aglio E Olio

  • 10 Black Olives

For Prawn Aglio E Olio

  • 200 gm medium prawns

For Bacon Aglio E Olio

  • 7-8 bacon strips

Instructions
 

  • Boil a large pot of water with enough salt in it. The pasta always needs to be boiled in over salty water, almost salty like a sea. Add spaghetti and start on the pasta while it is boiling.
  • Heat Olive Oil mildly and add chopped garlic to the same. Gently saute for 2-3 minutes at medium to low heat. Add chilli flakes and then proceed to the next step depending on which one you want to make.

For the Olive Aglio E Olio

  • Add sliced olives and saute for 2 minutes. Add boiled spaghetti (cook till al dente) along with two ladles of pasta water. The pasta water helps stick the sauce to spaghetti and give it thickness since it has starch in it. Switch off the heat when the sauce is thick, add most of the cheese (reserve some for garnish) and parsley leaves. Serve warm sprinkled with more cheese

For Mushroom Aglio E Olio

  • Add Mushrooms to the olive oil and saute on high heat for 3-4 minutes till the mushrooms are cooked and brown. Add boiled spaghetti (cook till al dente) along with two ladles of pasta water. The pasta water helps stick the sauce to spaghetti and give it thickness since it has starch in it. Switch off the heat when the sauce is thick, add most of the cheese (reserve some for garnish) and parsley leaves. Serve warm sprinkled with more cheese

For Prawn Aglio E Olio

  • Add Prawns to the olive oil and cook on high heat for 4-5 minutes till the prawns are cooked and pink. Add boiled spaghetti (cook till al dente) along with two ladles of pasta water. The pasta water helps stick the sauce to spaghetti and give it thickness since it has starch in it. Switch off the heat when the sauce is thick, add most of the cheese (reserve some for garnish) and parsley leaves. Serve warm sprinkled with more cheese

For Bacon Aglio E Olio

  • In a separate pan, add chopped bacon and fry till they are slightly crisp. Add crisped bacon to the olive oil and garlic. Add boiled spaghetti (cook till al dente) along with two ladles of pasta water. The pasta water helps stick the sauce to spaghetti and give it thickness since it has starch in it. Switch off the heat when the sauce is thick, add most of the cheese (reserve some for garnish) and parsley leaves. Serve warm sprinkled with more cheese
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