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I made a small batch good enough for two or if you are really hungry, for one. All I had were some leftover shell pasta and a handful of red pepper flakes along with some really good olive oil. I had no cheese on hand but as it was, it was quite tasty. I finished the dish with dried basil leaves which gave the dish a wonderful aroma. It came out a bit spicy but it was not the first spicy dish I made so I quite enjoyed it.
1/4 lb shell pasta
4-6 garlic cloves, minced
3 small tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
pinch of dried basil leaves
1. Cook the pasta as per packet instruction. When the pasta is almost al
dente, heat half of the olive oil in a large pan and saute the garlic over
medium low heat until golden brown.
2. Add the red pepper flakes and saute for another minute. Spoon the cooked
pasta into the pan and mix well. Season with salt and check for flavor.
3. Turn off the heat and add the diced tomatoes. Mix well and sprinkle with
the dried basil leaves. Drizzle with the rest of the olive oil and serve.