Monday, March 31, 2008

Double Spicy Aglio Olio

Just got back from Singapore last night. Decided I needed a much-deserved break and went down for the weekend to catch "We Will Rock You - Queen's greatest hits" musical featuring Mig Ayesa (who I soo loved on Rockstar Inxs). It was rockin!!! Thank god for budget airlines like AirAsia for affordable quickie trips like this without having to waste the time on a five hour bus ride.

Anyways, was on half day leave this morning, so slept in a bit today. Waking up to an empty house and hungry, put this together in a zombie-like state as the first caffeine jolt hadn't sunk in. It's one of my fave "for myself" pasta fixes and I've made it in a gazillion variations with tuna, shrimp, chicken or whatever is on hand. Somehow, the combo of bacon is still the best.

Double spicy Aglio Olio style Spaghetti
Spaghetti (leftovers work awesome)
Pepper Bacon - cut roughly
Lots of garlic - chopped finely. I used about 5 cloves.
Chilli Flakes
A good dash of tabasco hot sauce
Parmesan cheese
Olive oil - generous slosh

Heat pan with olive oil. Fry choppd garlic on a medium heat till browned. Add bacon and chilli flakes and fry till crispy. Place spaghetti in a large bowl (has to be hot so if leftover, heat it up first). Dash in tobasco sauce. Pour in the fried ingredients as well as the olive oil. Give it a real good toss. Sprinkle in parmesan cheese as you toss. Serve.

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