De Simone: Garofalo Spaghetti Lunghi aglio, olio e peperoncino with creamy cod...

De Simone: Garofalo Spaghetti Lunghi aglio, olio e peperoncino with creamy cod fish mantecato.


This is a superb combination of Southern and Northern Italian cuisine.

With a rich and creamy sauce, Garofalo Spaghetti Lunghi is the perfect match, just please don’t break it! 

Ingredients for 2

For the cod 

400g cod, filleted, without skin

150ml double cream

2 cloves of garlic

2 bay leaves

100g potato (roughly 1 potato) 

500ml milk

Extra virgin olive oil 

Salt& pepper

For the pasta

200g GarofaloSpaghetti Lunghi

2 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly

1 red chili, chopped

Small handful of chives, chopped

Extra virgin olive oil 



  Place the cod in a pot and cover with the milk, salt, garlic and bay leaves.

  Cook for about 25 minutesover a low- medium heat, until the fish is broken and over cooked. After 25 minutes, drain the fish and allow to cool down. 

  In a pan, place the double cream and gently cook until reduced by about 30%. Set aside.

  Peel the potato and boil in salted water until very soft. Save the potato water for cooking the spaghetti. 

  Put the cod, cream and potato into a blender and gently mix until well combined and creamy. Season with salt and pepper and place into the fridge. 

  Bring the potato water back to the boil and cook the Garofalo Spaghetti Lunghi until al dente. Take a cup of the pasta cooking water and set aside.

  Whilst the pasta cooks, over a medium heat cook the garlic and a good dash of olive oil until golden and crispy. Remove the garlic chips and keep for later. 

  Add the chili to the garlic oil, along with a spoonful of the pasta cooking water and a touch of salt. This willcreate a nice emulsion.

  Once the pasta is ready, finish cooking in the garlic and chili sauce, adding some more of the pasta water to maintain a creamy texture. 

  Add in some more olive oil, along with the chopped chives and stir together well. 

  Serve the pasta with a generous spoonful of the creamy cod fish, garlic chips and a touch of olive. oil.