Spaghetti with Garlic and Cumin

Serves 2

1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 ounces spaghetti
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl; set aside. Cook spaghetti in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain spaghetti, reserving 3/4 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot. Add oil mixture and toss over medium heat to coat, about 1 minute, adding reserved cooking liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if dry. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

From Bon App├ętit, December 2002

1 comment:

Scott said...

This sounds excellent. I like that it only serves two and is loaded with garlic. Can't wait to try!