I am a chef on a luxury world cruise liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.
During our Europe trip, I was able to visit both Spain and Italy. In Spain, I had the chance to try many different sausages; and in Italy, of course, I ate a lot of pasta. Inspired by these visits, I thought of creating a dish that would reflect both Spanish and Italian cuisines. The end result is a dish I call Longaniza and Mushroom Spaghetti Aglio e Olio.
Longaniza is a popular Spanish sausage commonly associated with chorizo. Spaghetti aglio e olio is a famous traditional Italian pasta dish that is made with spaghetti, garlic, olive oil, and chili flakes. I combined all of these ingredients to create one outstanding pasta dish.
For this recipe, I used my homemade chili garlic oil as well as homemade crispy fried garlic bits. If it isn't possible to make your own, simply buy these ingredients at your favorite market. Follow my easy steps if you wish to try this simply delicious Spanish-Italian dish.
- 750 grams spaghetti
- 3 longaniza sausages, medium size; skin removed
- 1/2 cup mushroom
- 2 tablespoons chili garlic oil
- 2 tablespoons fried garlic bits
- 1 tablespoon butter
- cheese, optional
For Preparing the Ingredients:
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- 1 large bowl
- 3 medium bowls
- 3 small bowls
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- chopping board
For Cooking the Spaghetti Aglio e Olio:
- cooking spoon
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serves two people
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Step-by-Step Procedure
- Cook pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.
- Remove longaniza meat from its casing. Set aside.
- Slice mushrooms. Set aside.
- Saute longaniza first with butter. Allow the longaniza to release its natural oil before adding the mushroom. Thoroughly cook everything.
- Add the pasta and the chili garlic oil. Toss to fully incorporate everything.
- Sprinkle crispy fried garlic bits. Toss it again once. Immediately remove dish from the heat.
- Serve the pasta with shredded cheese on top.
Tips and Techniques
- Cook the pasta according to package instructions to avoid overcooking.
- Simply toss pasta to maintain its shape.
- Use any kind of cheese you prefer.
- Adjust the amount of chili garlic oil based on the spiciness you like.
- Immediately drain pasta and rinse it in a cold water to prevent overcooking.
- Make your own crispy fried garlic bits.
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