This recipe for garlic mushroom pasta with chile guajillo is my go-to recipe for unexpected guests or a quick romantic dinner.

Ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, mushrooms, chile gusanillo, pasta (I like to use spaghetti, but you can never go wrong with short pasta).

– Prep your ingredients by peeling and slicing the garlic and cutting the guajillo chile. It is much easier to cut the chile with good kitchen scissors.

– Add the olive oil to the pan and when hot, add the mushrooms; when the mushrooms are browned on all sides, add the garlic and a pinch of salt. Then the sliced chiles.

– Check your pasta and when al dente, start adding it to the pan, mix, and add a little bit of pasta water if it feels dry.

– Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and chopped parsley. Enjoy!