The last month has been insanely busy for me. So many social events, the big marathon I was training for, thanksgiving..twice! So i guess lately my weeknight cooking has been fast, easy go to's that i never really though were worthy enough for a post. However, this quick and easy weeknight meal has so much flavour I had to post it. I got the inspiration from a Food Network show ("The best thing I ever ate"), and have been making this dish on the eve of my long run Saturdays for the last month. So good!I make this first step in advance and bottle it in an old olive oil bottle. The oil is so flavourful that I use it in a lot of my cooking now..not just this dish! Pour about 1 Cup of good quality Extra Virgin Olive oil into a pot. Add 3 or 4 peeled garlic cloves...slightly smashed with the side of your knife, 2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh basil and a pinch of red chili flakes. Set the heat to low and let simmer until the garlic turns a light golden brown...do not let it burn. Remove the garlic from the oil and set aside to cool. Pour into an old olive oil container if you like.
Voila! The most delicious pasta I have ever eaten!