Spaghetti Spice

IMG_0071Do you ever think of a simple ingredient to adding into your pasta and it gives a different dimension to your dish and everyone is asking about the secret recipe of the ingredients of it. Well, I got the answer for it! I picked it up from Nigella’s cookbook, I had tried it. Hmmm! It is a wonderful SOS to have  in your store cupboard, it only takes less than 2 minutes to get it done.

I find this is great and charming present, you can attached a label to the jar, with instructions for use, namely that for each 100g of spaghetti (uncooked weight), 2 teaspoons of the mix should be sprinkled into a tablespoonful of olive oil in the still-hot pan once the pasta’s drained, then the spaghetti should be tossed back in, along with 30ml to 60ml or 2 to 4 tablespoons of starchy cooking water.

As given precise weights below in an effort to be helpful, but basically you need to think of using – in weight not volume – 1 part dried parsley and garlic to 2 parts chilli flakes and 3 parts sea salt flakes. I know this sounds as if the chilli will dominate but remember that the chilli flakes weigh more, as it were, than the dried parsley, so that even though you have double the weight of chilli flakes, the volume of parsley is greater, it goes without saying – or ought to – that you should try to get the best-quality dried herbs that you can find.

Makes to fill 4 x 110ml or 4fl oz jars

  • 15g dried parsley
  • 15g garlic granules
  • 30g dried chilli flakes
  • 45g sea salt flakes
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and then, when you’re happy everything’s thoroughly combined, fill your waiting containers, close tightly and attach instructions for use, if so desired.
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