Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spaghetti Aglio Olio with fragrant Ham

Spaghetti Aglio Olio is one of the pasta that I like the most, just with these simple ingredients-Olive Oil, Garlic and Basil leaves, easy, fast and good.

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-These are my favourite holders to store Spaghetti ingredients, Spaghetti Holder ( see the cute rabbit and dog !!) and Olive oil glass bottle.
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- Since Spaghetti Aglio Olio is a bit plain in taste, usually I like to pan fry some ham with light soy sauce till fragrant and add to the spaghetti
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Spaghetti Aglio Olio with fragrant Ham
(printable recipe)

400g Spaghetti (cooked as per packet's instruction)
4 dried chillies (washed, blanch in hot water, and cut 1” in length)
10 cloves garlic, sliced
3tbsp Olive oil
1tsp salt or to taste
1tsp chicken seasoning powder or to taste, optional

250g Ham, shredded
1tbsp light soy sauce
1tbsp Olive Oil

1. Pan fried ham with olive oil, add light soy sauce, stir fry till fragrant, set aside.
2. In another clean pan, add olive oil, garlic and dried chillies, stir fry till aroma.
3. Add in cooked Spaghetti and stir well. If the mixture is too dry, add some water.
4. Add in seasoning and fried ham, dish out and serve hot.


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Happy Cooking !!

55 comments:

Anncoo said...

WOW! This is a beautiful post! The spaghetti holder is very pretty!

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh that a nice simple pasta dish! WE all need to have a standby dish like this!

Bakeling said...

Reading this post during dinner , hungry !

I like these photos .And ,the most beautiful spaghetti container that I ever seen .

wendyywy said...

Oh... I prefer the garlic be chopped and fried until golden.
And I prefer San Remo's Vermicelli to do this.

Nice nice lunch u had.

imoteo said...

我也喜欢这种意大利面
因为它
我开始吃意大利面哦!

Swee San said...

oh yummy luckily i've had dinner otherwise i also wanna eat this ..

Sarah Naveen said...

excellent clicks..looks so yummy!!

mia said...

good one! very simple and healthy!

Tina said...

Nice clicks dear..Looks tempting and neat...

Passionate About Baking said...

Yummy! This is one of my favourite pasta. Thanks for sharing!

ai wei said...

ahh, i like ur idea with ham :)

Vrinda said...

Spaghetti loosk yumm,liked ur spghetti holder...

Linda said...

Yum...looks yummy!

ReeseKitchen said...

I like this!!..I also like your speghetti holder. Where did you get this huh??

noobcook said...

Aglio olio is my fave, yours look refreshing and colourful. The spaghetti holder is cute!

cherry potato said...

这味道清淡的意大利面应该很美味哦.....有时间要尝试做做看.

Pedhakka said...

I love your pictures!! Neat presentation !!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dear,
Love the fragrant ham spaghetti. Oh wait, I will the aroma coming out from the screen.. hehe.

温馨小屋 said...

肚子饿了! 来你这里吃宵夜....嘻嘻!

Saju Sharfu said...

love ur pic..and ur spagettti holder is soo cute...

Alexandra said...

Beautiful pictures! You can make the simpliest food look like a feast! Great blog! I'll be following you! ^_^

Pete said...

Cute spaghetti holder. A nice spaghetti for lunch tomorrow would be good.

Gulmohar said...

Awesome clicks and beautiful presentation, Sonia :-)

Anh said...

I love this dish, too. The simpler the pasta dish, the better. Isn't it?

Gertrude said...

You added some Asian touch to it by adding some dried chillies. Very interesting. It give the dish a very nice color.

MaryMoh said...

Looks simple and delicious....a beautiful, comfort food.

Big Boys Oven said...

hi hi, please email me your contact number asap! sidney

Colin Woon said...

Simple, nice, and yummy!

Nice spaghetti holder!

Happy Homebaker said...

I like spaghetti aglio olio too, it is such a simple one dish meal!

苏联妈妈 said...

面看来很美味,你的罐子看来很有英国的风味。:))

Fresh Local and Best said...

Sonia, this is a very interesting twist on an Italian classic. I'll have to try frying up ham next time I make this dish.

Cynthia said...

This is exactly the kind of pasta dish I prefer and enjoy.

The Sudden Cook said...

The holder is super cute! Instead of dried chilli I normally add chilli flakes. Oh and also chicken concentrate to flavour the dish.

Krissy @ The Food Addicts said...

simple and beautiful! pasta dishes are my favorite and the use of ingredients and colors really make it pop! i bet it tastes delicious with the fragrant ham!

Yummy Koh said...

Hungry now ... The spaghetti holder is soooo cute, where did you buy it?

tigerfish said...

I do like Aglio Olio once in a while. My first love is still tomato-based pasta :)

Cheah said...

This comfort food looks great, light, and not heaped with cheese.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thanks for your lovely words.

Reese and Yummy Koh, so sorry, I really can't recall where I bought this holder, it was with me about 13 years lo, same age with my daughter.

My Little Things Corner said...

Yum yum, simple & nice.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love your spaghetti container...just so fun.
About the lunch time here, I think I might just make myself some pasta dish too.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Sonia, hru doing? Wow, spaghetti looks yumm lor! Pass me a plate pls...:)

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Barbara said...

I've never seen anything like your spaghetti holder! It's so cute!
And your pasta dish is pure and simple. Easy to put together after you've had a busy day. I'd like a little meat on mine too, using the ham is a great idea.

Jane Chew said...

siu man...i like it so much; i mean the spaghetti holder :)

Life for Beginners said...

There is just something perfectly simple yet delicious about Spaghetti Aglio Olio. I love adding pepperoncini/dried chillies to mine. To spice things up! ;)

Jo said...

Nothing better than a simple pasta dish such as this. I now try to keep my pastas simple as well and not drown it with sauces. Great dish.

vickys said...

I had a reallly light dinner so I;m starving now! If I had a plate of that in the fridge I would be the happiest person alive. Nothing like eating spaghetti, secretly, and all for me!

Olive said...

I love aglio e olio! good idea to add ham...your spaghetti holder is cute..I like :)

Mary said...

You have some of the most beautiful photography on the web. You've featured one of my favorite pasta today. I can't wait to give your version a try.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

My perennial favourite pasta. Love it that you add dried chilies.

Chow and Chatter said...

looks perfect Italians would be proud

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a beautiful and delicious pasta! I bet that fried ham gives it excellent flavor!

My Asian Kitchen said...

pasta is one of our favourite dish!! in fact I just cook some penna ala vodka. your pasta holder really look cute!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow that's a very delicious post my friend..looks divine..thanks for ur lovely comments Actually I'm a S'porean living in USA...do visit more often and i will keep close tab on urs:)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thanks for stopping by and your lovely words.

mytastehistaste.com said...

Hi, nice blog!
A tip or two over pasta cooking, you can add salt into the pasta boiling water, 1 tablespoon full to 1.5 liter of water. This way the pasta will absorb the salt while cooking and it tastes better than adding salt into the dish later. :)

Also, get a good bottle of extra virgin olive oil, drizzle some over the cooked dish and mix well before serving.

You can try substitue dried chili with ready chili flakes.

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