warning: this will make your entire (1 room) apartment smell like booze for a while. just don't invite company over, unless you want a referral to alcoholics anonymous.
red wine spaghetti adapted from food + wine
5 cups water
1 bottle dry red wine
1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
pinch of crushed red pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup grated parmigiano cheese (+ more for serving)
4 roma tomatoes, diced
drizzle of truffle oil
salt and pepper
in a skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil and cook the garlic, crushed red pepper and a pinch of salt for a minute or so on medium heat. add the reserved cooking liquid and the remaining 1/4 cup of red wine and bring to a simmer. add the pasta to the skillet and cook until the liquid is absorbed. finally, toss in the parsley, remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil, tomatoes and grated cheese.
serve with salt, pepper, a drizzle of truffle oil and grated cheese.