Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes 2-3 servings

This signature late-night "snack" from Chef Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama is a fine example of how super simple can translate to so very satisfying. A warming combination of minced jalapeños and plenty of minced fresh garlic give this freshly dressed pasta a spicy personality. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook vermicelli according to package directions; drain and keep warm.

Step 2

Finely chop jalapeño or other peppers; set aside.

Step 3

Sauté garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Add peppers, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. 

Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama

Also appeared in: Southern Living, April, 2006

Ratings & Reviews

maurainelle's Review

January 20, 2013
Definitely a keeper!

Ninnie's Review

August 31, 2010
FANTASTIC! My daughter asks me to make this oh, about once a week! It's good by itself and it's also good with grilled fish. Love making it in the summer from the tomatoes, jalapenos and basil from our garden.

Polabee's Review

June 24, 2009
Easy to make. Healthy ingredients. Light. Very tasty.