Vegan Mushroom Aglio Olio Spaghetti


This is a popular traditional Italian pasta dish, Aglio Olio simply means garlic and oil. This is the dish that i have done numerous time when i have guests at my place, and it has never once failed to impressed! The best part is that this dish is so easy to prepare and fuss-free, so it allows me to have time to mingle with my guests at the dinner party, perfect!

Dietary: Vegetarian, Vegan.  
Serve 2
 
Ingredients
 160g of spaghetti or any pasta
 200g fresh button mushroom or any mushroom, sliced
 10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
 3 Tbsp olive oil
 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes or chilli padi, finely chopped
 20g vegan butter, cubed
 20g Italian parsley, finely chopped
 Sea salt, to taste
 Black pepper, freshly grinded, to taste
 Parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)
 
Method
1. Bring a pot of water with sea salt to a boil. Cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain and set aside, reserving a cup of pasta water.

2. Heat up oil in a large skillet or wok. Sauté the garlic and chilli flakes (if using) until aromatic.

3. Add mushroom, sauté until brown and cooked.

4. Add butter, then stir in cooked pasta and parsley. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Toss to coat all the ingredients evenly. If the pasta is too dry, adding some reserved pasta water.

5. Top with cheese, serve immediately!

Notes
☼ You may use other pasta but I realised Aglio Olio goes best with spaghetti.

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