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XO Sauce Spaghetti

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2


  • 100 g angel hair pasta
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp XO sauce + 1-2 tsp XO sauce to serve
  • Handful of bonito flakes divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onions
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  • Cook angel hair pasta just shy of al dente in a large pot of salted water (about 2 minutes)
  • Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat pan with 3 tbsp olive oil over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add garlic to infuse oil, stir occasionally and watch heat so the garlic doesn't brown/burn.
  • Add 2 tbsp XO sauce, and saute until heated through.
  • Add pasta, and toss to coat. Adding in the reserved pasta water if needed.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat, and plate.
  • Top with bonito flakes, spring onions, coriander, and a little more XO sauce.