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1. Spaghetti Aglio Olio

2 tbsp olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 red chilli, sliced
100 g spaghetti (boiled al dente)
a pinch of mixed herbs
2-3 cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
50 g Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp pasta water (saved after boiling)
a few sprigs parsley , chopped
Gently heat olive oil in a pan, add garlic and switch off the gas. Let the garlic infuse the oil for a minute. Put the heat back on and add chilli, spaghetti, mixed herbs, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, and toss well. Add the grated Parmesan cheese, some pasta water and toss well with fresh parsley. Serve hot.

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