Pasta With Garlic and Olive Oil
VERSION 1: With raw garlic: Combine the the garlic with the olive oil.
VARIATIONS USING VERSION 2: Add a generous pinch of hot red pepper flakes as you heat the garlic. Toss with the cooked pasta & a handful or two of chopped fresh parsley.
Add several teaspoonfuls of capers to the hot pepper variation.
Add a small handful of torn basil leaves to the oil as you heat the garlic.