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Nici Wickes’ simple spaghetti

This spaghetti recipe highlights the beauty of simplicity. Pasta needs little more than garlic, lemon and oil to make it into an exquisite meal – just throw plenty of flavour at it and make sure it’s cooked al dente!
Nici Wickes' simple spaghetti



1.Place a large saucepan of salted water on to boil. Once it reaches a rolling boil, add in the pasta, give it a quick stir and bring it back to the boil. You now have 12 minutes to prepare the rest of the recipe!
2.In a large pan, heat 2 tbsp of the oil and gently fry the garlic. Add in the chilli flakes, remaining olive oil, lemon juice and parsley, whisking to combine.
3.When pasta is cooked al dente, scoop out half of the cooking water and set it aside before draining the pasta.
4.Tumble the pasta into the pan, add the reserved pasta water and toss everything well to coat the pasta in the sauce.
5.Add the parmesan and serve!

If you want to add some protein to this dish, add a few handfuls of walnuts.


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