Pasta happens to be one of our favorites, and whilst one can be very creative with sauces, this one is probably the simplest of all.  As usual, good quality ingredients are important!

You will need:
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried chilli
6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
Rock salt to taste
250g pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Throw in the pasta and time carefully.

Place all the remaining ingredients in a small pan and warm gently. You want to use a low flame here, as heating the olive oil too much will ruin its taste. Turn the heat off as soon as the garlic begins th brown at the edges.


About 1 minute before the pasta is done, take the pot off the heat and strain. Place back on the heat and immediately add the oil, garlic etc. We used fresh Linguine flavoured with chilli and tomato, but the dish works perfectly well with ordinary dried pasta. Pick a decent brand though!

Stir and cook for the last minute. Add more olive oil if the pasta begins to stick. Serve and eat fresh.

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