extra-virgin olive oil
cloves garlic, minced
pasta cooking water
crushed red pepper flakes
fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water and drain.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds, making sure it doesn't brown.
- Add the reserved pasta water, red pepper, salt, and parsley and bring to a boil. Toss with the cooked pasta.