In Japan, we have a pasta dish called “Peperoncino Spaghetti”, which is an abbreviation for "Aglio, olio e peperoncino" in Italian. Essentially, it's a simple pasta made only with garlic, olive oil and red pepper. Because it is so simple, there are many ways to make it.
In this video, I'll show you a recipe I usually use for a late brunch, chocked full of bacon and healthy vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. It's super easy and quick to make and is so delicious, so why not give it a try!
● Ingredients for 1~2 people
・Spaghetti… 100 ~ 200g
・Bacon ... 2 pieces
・Mushrooms ... 2-3 pieces
・Red bell pepper ... 1/4
・Yellow bell pepper ... 1/4
・Zucchini ... 1/3
・Garlic ... 2 ~ 4 pieces
・Dried red pepper ... 2
・Chicken consomme ... 1/2 tablespoon
・Herbes de Provence
・Soy sauce ... a few drops
● Cooking Recipe
① Prepare hot water to boil spaghetti
② Slice one zucchini, three mushrooms, four cloves of garlic, and 1/2 a bell pepper. Remember to remove seeds from bell peppers. Mince Parsley. Slice bacon into bite sized pieces
③ Place olive oil, garlic, and dried red pepper into a frying pan. Place over low heat and slowly cook to draw out flavor.
④ When the garlic is aromatic, add prepped zucchini, red and yellow bell peppers, and cook.
⑤ When the vegetables are tender, add bacon and a pinch of Herbes de Provence.
⑥ When the water is boiling, boil the spaghetti. Boil for 1 minute shorter than the specified boiling time
⑦ Add 1 ~ 1 1/2 a cup of spaghetti water to the pan. Season with chicken consommé, salt, and black pepper, adding a few drops of soy sauce as a secret ingredient. Shake the frying pan to emulsify the oil and hot water well
⑧ When the pasta is ready, place in pan after step 7 and toss to mix. Taste test and if bland, season with salt and black pepper
⑨ Finally, pour olive oil Lin circular motions, shaking the pan again to emulsify the water and oil so it clings to the pasta
● Cooking tips
・You can do it without Herbes de Provence, but it's good if you have any dry herbs, such as oregano, basil, and rosemary
・Spaghetti is further cooked when mixed in with sauce, so boil it for 1 minute shorter than the specified time on the package it comes in