Join! 12 weeks for $1

Great homemade coffee with James Hoffmann.

In Mumbai, we learned a home-cook friendly version of Butter Chicken.

Take a cooking class with us and our instructors from around the world.

NEW - 125 simple weeknight recipes from the world's healthiest cuisine.

1000+ hard-to-find items from around the world.

Everything Milk Street. 12 weeks for just $1. Start your trial here.

Milk Street Recipe

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Fresh Tomatoes

25 minutes

Made This Recipe? Write a Review.
Thank you for submitting your review! A member of our team is confirming the review meets our site's Community Guidelines. It will be posted on the site shortly.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Fresh Tomatoes

Classic Italian pasta aglio e olio, or pasta with garlic and oil, is made with those ingredients and little else. This version gets an infusion of bright color and flavor from fresh tomatoes and chopped basil (or parsley). We boil the pasta until just shy of al dente, then reserve about ¾ cup of the cooking water and drain. The noodles will reach al dente when returned to the pot and cooked with half of the wilted tomatoes and some of the cooking water. This technique allows the pasta to absorb the flavors of the sauce and become better integrated with it. The remainder of the tomatoes is piled on top of the pasta just before serving for a bright burst of fresh flavor and color.

6

Servings

Tip

Don’t use underripe tomatoes. Plump, sweet, full-flavored tomatoes are key. In non-summer months, look for cocktail tomatoes (sometimes sold as Campari tomatoes), as they’re dependably good year-round.

25 minutes

Reviews

Pardon the interruption

You need to be a Milk Street Digital Member to see the full recipe

JOIN MILK STREET DIGITAL & PRINT
12 WEEKS FOR JUST $1

and get access to all of our recipes and articles online, as well as in print.

GET DIGITAL & PRINT
How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your subscription. We will use it for customer service as well as other communications from Milk Street. We will not share, or rent your email address.

MAY 2022
MILK STREET KITCHIN-TO™ AND SERRATED KITCHIN-TAN™ SET

$189.90 VALUE

Success!

Thank you for participating in our monthly giveaway!

Entry Form
How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your giveaway entry as well as communications from Milk Street. We will not share or rent your email address. You can unsubscribe from receiving our emails at any time.

Enter the Milk Street Giveaway
Enter the Milk Street Giveaway