Fagiolini con Aglio e Olio
OK, firstly...I do not speak Italian, but I do know what aglio e olio means: garlic and oil, usually virgin olive oil; two of my favorite ingredients. And to cook "aglio e olio" is not just a manner of using these two ingredients, but an actual style of cooking. The traditional recipe for this is done with spaghetti but I find that you can cook nearly any food--especially vegetables--in this manner and they taste delicious. Vegetables cooked like this make a great side dish or they can be tossed with pasta or rice to make a complete meal. To see a printable recipe--and with more photos--on how to make a variation of this with pasta, click here or here; to see a recipe with step-by-step photos on how to cook a spaghetti squash like this, click here.