Binging with Babish: Pasta Aglio e Olio from "Chef"

What dish can make any man or woman ache for the touch of Jon Favreau? Pasta Aglio e Olio is the dreamy midnight snack that lives up to its porny portrayal in the foodie-comedy-drama "Chef". Recipe below!



1/2 head garlic, separated and peeled

1 bunch parsley, rinsed

1/2 cup good quality olive oil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 lb dry linguine

1/2 lemon


Heavily salt a large pot of water, and bring to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente while completing the steps below.

Slice the garlic cloves thinly, and set aside. Pick the parsley leaves from their stems, and finely chop. Add olive oil to a large sauté pan, and heat over medium flame until shimmering. Add sliced garlic, stirring constantly, until garlic is barely toasted. Add the red pepper flake and remove from heat.

Add the pasta, drained, with about 1/4 cup reserved pasta cooking water. Add lemon juice and parsley, and toss to combine. Season for salt and pepper, and serve.

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Author Greg ( ago)
Fucking videos are amazing.

Author John Lizotte ( ago)
I just made this it it was phenomenal wish I could post my pic of it here

Author Anahi Cazares ( ago)
I'm a fan of your videos thank you so much for this..I will try to make this today and also I am now subscribed to your channel

Author italian vlogger ( ago)
The lemon juice no please

Author jon hernandez ( ago)
Funny thing is that I saw Chef when it was fairly new and wanted to make this pasta. Well I forgot all about it but now after a couple of years later I'm going to make this pasta.

Author Kate Thompson ( ago)
I crush my garlic with my knife then take the peels off. It's so much easier.

Author Maya Baker ( ago)
Can you make spaghetti tacos from I Carly?

Author SassyP17 ( ago)
habe u seen a chef

Author Air Shark ( ago)
I did the same thing today! Except I fucked it up and added a whole pound of Linguine lol

Author matt redmore ( ago)
Overcooked the garlic and put too much red pepper in but it was still great. Determined to perfect this

Author regularjon ( ago)
This recipe is remarkably easy to fuck up.

Author Stephen Saldanha ( ago)
Do the Cuban sandwich!!

Author Miss charlie Paris ( ago)
garlic is easy if you put it on its side then put the flat side of your knife on the garlic gif the knife a decent tap with your palm (might have to hit it a few times) and then you should be able to take the skin off a lot easier and quicker

Author Stacy Crnkovich ( ago)
"Be sure to use your Scotch as necessary". Love it lol

Author Brittany Benjamin ( ago)
Made this. Amazing.

Author Sarah Kozicki ( ago)
hahaha thank you so much for debunking that shaking garlic "technique" I found out the hard way that it doesn't work either

Author Will N ( ago)
Made it today. It really does make you go 1:11

Author herbstwerk ( ago)
Still note sure what makes me come back to this channel all the time. It's either the great recipes combined with clean presentation and great humor, or Cream on Chrome.

Author Max Bowman ( ago)
Smash the garlic with the side of your knife to peel! Ya goof.

Author Camille Pango ( ago)
I'm making this for my boyfriend's birthday with a seared salmon filet and a white wine lemon caper sauce. hope he likes it!

Author Visconte ( ago)
I made this so poorly that it made me temporarily suicidal. Do you think there's a female version of Jon Favreau out there, so I can be her male Scarlett Johansson?

Author Magic Man ( ago)
Surprise. Making the dish with a tablespoon on red pepper instead of a teaspoon is not advised.

Author Matthew Reyes ( ago)
So much garlic! Yummmmmm

Author Daniel Franco ( ago)
Made this last night and it was amazing, thanks for the videos!

Author Mason Chance ( ago)
Just made it fucking awesome

Author Christine Bell ( ago)
I made it, it tastes so good! Thanks!

Author Dino Spumoni ( ago)
Steel bowls for the garlic trick works about 85% of the time, every time.

Author Andrew Eastman ( ago)
My name chef

Author Steve Padilla ( ago)
I really want to try this recipe but I'm not a huge fan of garlic any recommendations? I figured I could try to use a mandolin and get them as thin as possible.

Author wonders ( ago)
what kind of scotch?

Author Saif Shamim ( ago)
I just made this and does anyone else feel like this has too much oil, I even used a full pound of pasta not half like that directions said.

Author sack943 ( ago)
please recreate the el jefe truck cubano sandwich with the fried yuka

Author crazyjd64 ( ago)
If anybody see this comment listen up. I made this pasta the other day and it was amazing 8.5 out of 10. Added freshly graded pecorino romano and it bumped up the flavor to a 10. It NEEDS the cheese :)

Author carl shneebly ( ago)
I made it, ate too much of it, going to sleep now, goodbye.

Author wvman2374 ( ago)
yours looked better than the one in the movie, which i thought looked as if the garlic was a bit burnt (which is very easy to do if your pan is too hot). My only suggestion would be to cut back on the salt and instead use a liberal application of grated pecorino romano or parmagiano

Author Brandon Tran ( ago)
Lol, I drink whiskey when I cook too. It makes it so much more fun :)

Author Gunnar Hegg ( ago)
and its a pasta fork he uses not a carving fork

Author Gunnar Hegg ( ago)
smash the garlic a bit to peel it... thought every1 knew this

Author PsychoGenetiX1 ( ago)
"Hey baby I hear the blues are callin', tossed salads and scrambled eggs..."

That little snippet in the beginning really sets the mood for your little show. Babish, I gotta say, you got me hooked. Subscribed.

Author knightmarauder ( ago)
Can confirm the garlic shake trick works, but in metal prep bowls -- using plastic is sadness

Author extremzocker ( ago)
I love everything about this. not this particular video but all of them. that attention and love for detail and quality grade of the ingredients... dedication. I love it

Author Rory Booth ( ago)
Made this tonight and It was absolutely lovely. Great video and thanks for the recipe.

Author Ghostie ( ago)
What portion size is the description does anyone know? I'm cooking for five and I don't want to under season the dish.

Author Ellis Yuki ( ago)
can I add a little seafood to it? like small hand full of shrimp?

Author Jaxefer ( ago)
My mom has this thing thats just like this little rubber cylinder that she uses to get the skin off of garlic. You just put the garlic inside, put pressure on it, and roll and the skin breaks so its really easy to peel

Author meme master ( ago)
*insert filthyfrank chef joke*

Author Todd Medium Wellington ( ago)
some chicken in it would be nice

Author Tom Servo ( ago)
Literally just made this for dinner. Bretty gud.

Author kek nine ( ago)
have you... have you seen chef??

Author Jorge Martinez ( ago)
I just made this rn & it tasted good asl 😁

Author Blane Pierre ( ago)
Your channel is dope

Author ChrirTFM ( ago)
the Tupaware trick does work, just do it for a while longer :)

Author Justin Luc ( ago)
I tried to make this and I followed every step, yet it came out bland and unappealing. Maybe I just don't have that chef touch.

Author Joshua Kading ( ago)
I just cooked this for the "have you seen Chef" meme value, and I have to say even as a joke this dish is fracking amazing. "10/10 would bang" -IGN

Author TeensierPython - ( ago)
Then you grill up a piece of chicken breast and place on top.

Author Al Fredo ( ago)
Made this quiet hastily last night in a small portion to test it out. My ratios were off, cause I only wanted 1 serving, but came out pretty well. I noticed that the 'official' recipe from Roy Choi includes tossing in some Parmesan cheese into the mix, which I can't see hurting.

Anyways...aside from a huge plate of carbs, this is fantastic...and even would love it with a simple sauteed chicken.

Author Stephen Vincent ( ago)
That clip is to funny, it sounds like shes having an orgasm when she tastes the pasta :p Look I'm sure it tasted good, but even made properly, when all is said and done its fuckin garlic oil pasta. Aglio e oilo is about as simple as pasta gets. Seeing that scene in the theater I was like "really? thats the best you could come up with to get laid?".

Author Bernardlv. ( ago)
my name chef

Author Ánh Nguyễn Ngọc ( ago)
pls recreate dishes from burnt (starring bradley cooper)

Author Tipperman ( ago)
Lagavulin 16, good choice of scotch. I've been watching your videos since I saw your post on Reddit. Love the format, the humor, the food, and the beard. I feel the beard is key, as it ties everything else together.

Seriously though, good taste in scotch. Food looked good, too.

Author Jennifer Taylor ( ago)
Fuck is he married? 💔

Author P E ( ago)
I made this recipe without even realizing it but I also put a little basil

Author Clay Boy ( ago)
You should make a calzone from Parks and Rec!

Author TheHorror/WrestlingGuy1 ( ago)
I just made this for my family tonight and I am happy to say that it was an absolute hit! Andrew you have made me vastly more competent in my family's eyes! :)

Author Arthur Filemon ( ago)
Don't even think about kissing after eating that...

Author Zahid Pathan ( ago)
the music in these vids is amazing and i really wanna have it on in the background when i'm in the kitchen. anyone know what it is?

Author Beverly Lee ( ago)
I like to smash the garlic with the flat blade of the knife, it releases more flavor and the skin comes right off.

Author Toren Tank ( ago)
I get all giddy when I see vegan meals, I'm far from vegan but I admire the lifestyle.

Author Name Name ( ago)
Have you ever seen chef? My name chef.

Author Canadan98 ( ago)
This is always my go-to meal whenever I don't have much time to cook. Always impresses everyone I make it for!

Author Thomas Zuckerman ( ago)

Author Silvia Finori ( ago)
In Italia ci è venuto mal di pancia solo pensandoci 😂

Author onraj9mm ( ago)
The garlic looks a bit overdone and I would just pour the oil over the pasta. And don't forget the parmigiano :)

Author mia kaplan ( ago)
Omg but you gotta make the grilled cheese sandwich with the movie!

Author Steven Hill ( ago)
I like this one because it's vegan.

Author Ch'ng Ee Ho ( ago)
try lightly crushing the garlic first before shaking them, that's how it works for me

Author Leandro Tomás Oscar AHUMADA ( ago)
Ratatat Song!!!!! 😍

Author Crippling Depression ( ago)
Remember to use a stainless steel bartender drink mixer thingy for perfect garlic

Author Christopher Wang ( ago)
these videos are great. clever and creative... perhaps do the various dishes seen in The Sopranos?

Author Sunny sideup ( ago)
can you please make more food from "Chef"

Author Ari Humberto ( ago)
my name a chef

Author Kris Shaneberger ( ago)
You should go on Iron Chef.

Author Colin King ( ago)
just found this channel. needless to say i will no longer be watching any other cooking tutorials. hands down favorite youtuber

Author Jamie Nishimura ( ago)
this is just shrimp scampi without the shrimp or butter

Author boomshizzIe ( ago)
Why the fuck are you drinking Lagavulin 16 with light pasta

Author Jeff Martin ( ago)
Hey Andrew, is the olive oil extra virgin or standard?

Author Josh Alfstad ( ago)
You are supposed to microwave it a little bit before shaking.

Author Kerupt ( ago)
Love your channel, Andrew. Just a comment on the garlic peeling: we use a small glass mason jar and shake the hell out of it. Usually peels just fine! Going through your backlog because I can't wait for more! :D

Author WoWKoest ( ago)
have you seen the movie Chef by Jon Favreau?

Author themcbobgorge ( ago)
Why not opt for california olive oil?

Author fraaazzz1 ( ago)
if you like peat, try Ardbeg Uigeadail

Author Alisa ( ago)
the garlic in a bowl works with metal bowls! Works great, and i get some arm muscles from it lol it's a win win

Author 1104zion ( ago)
Mmmmm... Lagavulin 16, single malt, peat-smoked scotch. God's chosen amber elixir.

Author Luke ( ago)
Dont manually peel garlic. Place the flat side of your knife on top of your garlic and then hit the flat side of your knife with your fist. Then just easily remove the skins.

Author Михаил Пятых ( ago)
This man is gold of comedy AND cooking.

Author Jackie Blake ( ago)
what is the music he uses in his voice overs? i feel that its by an artist i know that i just can't place

Author Dylan Beck ( ago)
The garlic peeling bowl trick works, you just have to use 2 metal bowls. It's loud as hell, but it works, haha.

Author martijnkerk ( ago)
I made this and it was really bitter :(.
What did I do wrong?

Author Bob Barker ( ago)
you're my everything

Author fckt3hp0l1c3 ( ago)
mi mild cheese? die.

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