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Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!

Chili Spaghetti

Don’t let this chili spaghetti make you all hot and sweaty before you even read a little further because it sounds much spicier than it really looks.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 604 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry spaghetti (250 g)
  • 1 large red chili mild
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Fill a large and high pan with cold water, season it with a good dash of salt and place it over high heat until boiling. Then add the pasta and cook it until tender. Keep an eye on it!

  2. Cut the chili peppers in half. Remove the seeds and slice the chili lengthwise. Peel the garlic clove.

  3. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat until hot. Then add the whole garlic clove and fry it in the hot olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until it starts to look brown.

  4. Remove the clove using a slotted spoon. Now add the sliced chili to the pan and stir fry it for 3 minutes.

  5. In the meantime drain the cooked spaghetti and transfer it to the chili and oil in the pan. Toss and mix well. Season with a pinch of salt to taste.

  6. Stir and toss the pasta again and then check the seasoning. Add extra salt to taste if necessary. Scoop the chili spaghetti onto plates and sprinkle with extra freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve immediately while still hot.

  7. Red alert: this hot and spicy pasta bowl of al dente spaghetti, salted capers, olive oil and harissa paste is so addictive!