World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, World Cuisine Wednesdays | on March 24th, 2010

Rome is not only famous for the Vatican and other landmarks; it is also one of the most fabulous places in the world to dine.  After all, a meal in Italy is not just a meal, it is an experience.  When you visit a restaurant while on a trip to Rome, you will not feel as though you are being rushed out of the restaurant. On the contrary,  staff treat their guests as family.  You are expected to take your time and enjoy your surroundings, your company and of course, your feast of wine and good food.

Today I will share a simple recipe for a traditional Roman dish – Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino.

Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino

  • 16 oz spaghetti
  • 2 fresh hot peppers
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp¬† fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh basil
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • Grated Parmiagiano

Add spaghetti to 6 quarts of lightly salted boiling water.  While pasta is boiling, heat olive oil in a sauté pan and cook garlic and peppers (whole) until the garlic changes shade. Add fresh herbs and breadcrumbs, cook for about 30 seconds. Turn heat off, and allow the garlic to continue to brown just slightly, but do not allow the garlic to burn or get too brown!

Drain spaghetti; add to sauté pan.  Mix well and sprinkle Parmigiano cheese to your liking.

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