Garlic Linguini

If you love garlic this dish is for you.

You’ll need:

  • 10-large or 15 small garlic cloves sliced
  • 1/4-cup of olive oil
  • 1-tsp of course salt
  • 1/2-tsp of red pepper flakes
  • 1-cup of chicken stock
  • 1-cup of pasta water
  • 1-lb of linguini cooked 2 min short of recommended time
  • 10-fresh basil leaves stacked rolled and sliced¬†fresh grated Parmesan or Romano cheese


  1. In a large skillet add the oil, garlic and red pepper and put the heat to low.
  2. Allow the garlic to slowly infuse the oil but do not burn it, slower the better.
  3. Add the chicken stock and bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to very low, add the salt and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked linguini and 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  5. Put the heat to medium and toss the pasta in the sauce for two minutes. Add more water if needed.
  6. Top with the basil toss a little, finish with the grated cheese and a nice drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

I love this recipe for so many reasons but mainly because it shows how a simple dish made with just a couple ingredients could be so delicious, assuming you love garlic.

Daniel Mancini