Recipe

Spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli

Camping food doesn't need to be complicated or boring! This quick and simple pasta is easy to whip up at the campground.

  • 12 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Try these variations:

Puttanesca
Prepare recipe, reducing oil to 1 tablespoon. Add 4 chopped anchovy fillets in step 2. Add 400g canned diced tomatoes, ⅔ cup pitted kalamata olives and ¼ cup drained capers at the end of step 2; simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. Season. Add drained pasta to the sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley.
Smoked salmon
Prepare recipe, swapping oil for 30g butter. 
Add 4 chopped green onions in step 2 with chilli mixture; cook until softened. Add 150g coarsely chopped smoked salmon and ¾ cup pouring cream at end of step 2; bring to boil. Season. 
Add drained pasta to the sauce; toss to coat.
Broccoli
Prepare recipe. Add 500g small broccoli florets to pan in step 2; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until broccoli is just tender and browned lightly. Continue with recipe. Top with grated parmesan.
Pumpkin
Prepare recipe, reducing oil to 1 tablespoon. 
Add 12 fresh sage leaves in step 2 to chilli mixture. Add 505g canned pumpkin soup at the end of step 2; simmer, stirring, for 10 minutes 
or until thickened. Stir in ½ cup grated vintage cheddar. Stir pasta into pumpkin mixture with reserved cooking water to coat. Season. Top 
with extra grated cheddar.

Ingredients

  • 375 g spaghetti
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 fresh long red chilli, sliced (or 1 large dried chilli)
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh oregano
  • ⅓ cup (25g) shaved or grated parmesan

Method

  • 1
    Cook spaghetti in a large saucepan of well-salted boiling water until tender. Reserve ¼ cup cooking water; drain.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a medium frying pan over 
low heat; cook chilli, garlic and oregano, stirring, for 2 minutes or until chilli softens.
  • 3
    Add spaghetti and enough of the reserved cooking water to coat. 
Season to taste.
  • 4
    Serve topped with parmesan.

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