There is a very sensuous scene in the movie "Chef" where Jon Favreau makes a simple but gorgeous pasta dish for Scarlett Johansson. This is that dish!
1/2 Pound Dried Spaghetti (you want a reasonably thick spaghetti for this)
1/4 Cup Extra-virgin Olive Oil
3 Large Garlic Cloves, cut into thin slivers
1/2 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, minced
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
Ground Black Pepper
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add the spaghetti, cooking until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Drain.
- Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir frequently until the garlic is golden brown.
- Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
- Add the drained spaghetti directly to the pan. Toss until spaghetti is thoroughly coated with the garlic oil.
- Remove pan from heat, add the parsley and Parmesan and toss well.
- Check for flavor and adjust the salt if necessary.
- Squeeze lemon to taste.
- Garnish with more Parmesan.
- Take a meat fork and twirl the pasta horizontally, then deliver it to the dish vertically for a great presentation.
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