Binging with Babish: Pasta Aglio e Olio from “Chef”

Hey guys, what’s up? I’m back with a new
episode and it’s been kind of a long week so… I wanted to make something a little
quicker a little easier this week. And I’ve always wanted to try that pasta
Aglio e Olio from that flirtatious scene in Chef. And look at this, it only
has six ingredients, perfect. So we’re gonna start by bringing a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. And while that comes up to a boil, we’re
gonna peel our garlic. And this is a great little trick. You take all the cloves of garlic and put them in a tupperware and give them a good shake. Like just shake the hell out of it. And then, you open up, you have perfectly peeled…oh that didn’t really work, did it? I — I guess we’re gonna peel these by hand, so get your tools ready. And get to peeling. Be sure to use your Scotch as necessary. Now we want to slice all the cloves of garlic very thinly and put them aside while we pick our parsley leaves off their stems. Now, we want to get rid of any big thick stems, but smaller ones are ok because we’re going to chop this pretty fine. So we’re gonna chop it up very fine before heading over to the stove and add our pasta at the boiling water And add about a 1/2 a cup of olive oil to a large sauté pan. Once shimmering, we’re going to add the garlic… And just when you start to see it turning brown, add the red pepper flake, and remove it from the heat. The garlic will continue to cook until a nice toasty golden brown, at which point you’re gonna add the pasta. We’re gonna add back some pasta water to help create more of a cohesive sauce before mixing in the parsley. A big squeeze of lemon juice… And give it one last check for seasoning and hit it with any salt and pepper that it needs… Give it a good stir… And then plate it up just like John does with a big carving fork. Make a nice little nest like that in the center of the bowl. Now this is an example of a recipe that is greater than the sum of its parts. It was absolutely fantastic. If you don’t believe me, let’s hear what I said after my first bite… “Mmm…oh sh*t, that’s good…mmm.” It really was that good. The only thing missing was Jon Favreau
for me to make sexy eyes at.

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