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                       PASTA WITH GARLIC & OLIVE OIL
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Pasta
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    6       ea           Garlic cloves
      1/2   c            Olive oil
    1       lb           Spaghetti
                         Salt & pepper
   VERSION 1: With raw garlic: Combine the the garlic
   with the olive oil. Cook the pasta until it is *al
   dente*, then drain & toss with the garlic & olive oil.
   Season well & serve immediately. VERSION 2: With
   lightly toasted golden garlic: Heat the garlic in the
   olive oil until golden.  Remove from the heat & set
   aside.  Cook the pasta until *al dente*, then drain &
   toss with the garlic.  Season & serve immediately.
   VARIATIONS USING VERSION 2: Add a generous pinch of
   hot red pepper flakes as you heat the garlic.  Toss
   with the cooked pasta & a handful or two of chopped
   fresh parsley. Prepare the basic recipe, adding
   parsley as above.  Season with lots of cayenne pepper
   & toss with the finely grated rind of 1 lime & the
   juice of 1 or 2 limes.  Also good with lemon. Add
   several teaspoonfuls of capers to the hot pepper
   variation. Add a small handful of torn basil leaves to
   the oil as you heat the garlic.
   Coarsely chop half a head or so of white cabbage & add
   to the pan along with the heating garlic & hot red
   pepper flakes.  Saute until tender & slightly browned.
   Add more oil, garlic & red pepper if needed.  Season &
   toss with pasta of your choice.
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