Happy National Garlic Day!
Oh, the flavor!!
In honor of one of the most popular vegetables, I am sharing an incredible dish with you that includes garlic that has been cooked 3 different ways....roasted, fried and sauteed. I'm also participating in a blog-wide GIVEAWAY with several other food bloggers who have some amazing garlic recipes (listed below) and we're giving away some fantastic garlic related goodies! Scroll down to participate. Meanwhile, enjoy this dish in celebration of garlic!
Garlic Trifecta with Quinoa Pasta and Spinach
Inspired by Three Garlic Pasta by Martha Stewart
1 head of garlic plus 8 cloves
2 TB olive oil
8 oz quinoa pasta
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1 tsp red pepper flakes
4 cups fresh spinach
Salt and Pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh flat leaf parsley to garnish
Preheat the oven to 425' F
Wrap the whole head of garlic in tin foil and roast in the oven for about an hour, or until soft. Let cool then slice the head of the garlic off and squeeze out the soft buttery roasted garlic. Set aside.
Cook the pasta according to package instructions, rinse with cold water and set aside.
Take 5 of the 8 garlic cloves and slice into thin slivers, set aside.. Finely chop the remaining 3 garlic cloves.
In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic slivers and saute until crisp and golden brown, stirring frequently. Watch them carefully as they go from almost done to over done very quickly and you do not want bitter, burnt garlic. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the chopped garlic to the pan and saute over low heat until translucent, about a minute.
Add the creamy roasted garlic, chicken broth and vermouth. Stir to combine. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted and the liquid has reduced slightly.
Toss in the pasta, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with the garlic slivers, parsley and grated Parmesan cheese and serve.
Note: if you are sensitive to spicy heat, you may want to reduce the amount of red pepper flakes or omit all together.
Here is a list of some amazing dishes shared by other garlic lovers in our food blogger community:
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