Creamy Black Garlic And Mushroom Pasta

Savor Every Bite: Elevate Your Pasta Night with Creamy Black Garlic and Mushroom Pasta
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Calling all pasta enthusiasts! This Black Garlic Pasta Recipe is tailor-made for you. Cooked in rich butter and cream, combined with savoury mushrooms, it creates a perfect harmony of taste and texture, enhanced by the earthy flavor of black garlic. This dish is an easy dinner option suitable for both seasoned pasta enthusiasts and first-time cooks alike.

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Enhance Your Pasta Creations

Discover the best way to elevate your pasta dishes with delicious black garlic recipes. Incorporate the unique flavours of black garlic paste and black garlic butter into your favourite pasta dishes for an unforgettable culinary experience. Whether you’re using fresh pasta or dried, the addition of black garlic will take your meal to the next level, creating a rich and flavourful dish that will leave you craving more.

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Black garlic is a culinary marvel known for its unique taste and impressive health benefits. Through a slow fermentation process, garlic transforms, resulting in a sweet, caramelised flavour with hints of molasses and balsamic undertones.

This antioxidant-rich ingredient not only enhances dishes with its rich, complex taste but also offers potential health perks, such as boosting immunity, improving heart health, and supporting digestion. Incorporate black garlic into your cooking for both flavour and wellness benefits.

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Ingredients For The Black Garlic Sauce

Black garlic cloves: Brings a unique, sweet, and slightly tangy flavour with rich umami notes, elevating the dish’s complexity.

Butter: Provides richness, creaminess, and a subtle savoury flavour to the sauce. It serves as the base for sautéing the onion and mushrooms, adding depth to the overall taste.

Onion: Adds sweetness and depth of flavour to the sauce when sautéed in butter. It provides a savoury aroma and enhances the overall complexity of the dish.

Mushrooms: Contribute earthy and umami flavors to the sauce. When cooked, mushrooms release their natural juices, adding richness and depth to the sauce’s texture and taste.

Heavy cream or coconut cream: This creates a lusciously creamy texture and adds richness to the sauce. It also helps to bind the ingredients together and provides a smooth consistency. Heavy cream offers a traditional creamy flavour, while coconut cream adds a hint of sweetness and coconut aroma.

Parmesan cheese: Adds a salty and nutty flavour to the sauce, enhancing its richness and depth. It also provides a creamy texture when melted into the sauce, further elevating its overall taste profile.

Black pepper: Adds a hint of warmth and depth to enhance the overall flavor profile.

Pinch of salt or Kosher salt: Helps to season the dish further, ensuring all flavours are well-balanced and harmonised.

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Optional:

  • Lemon juice: Offers a refreshing and zesty citrus note, balancing the richness of the sauce and adding brightness to the dish.
  • Parsley: Adds a fresh herbal flavour and vibrant green colour to the sauce, enhancing its visual appeal and providing a subtle hint of freshness.

Step-by-Step Guide

Start by cooking your pasta in a large pot of salted water on high heat until it’s al dente.

In a large saucepan or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

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Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they brown and release their juices, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in the minced black garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Using a blender or food processor, blend the mushroom and garlic mixture until smooth.

Add a splash of water or cup of pasta water if needed to prevent sticking.

Return the large saucepan to low heat, add the cooked pasta, and toss gently to combine. Allowing the flavours to meld together.

Finally, serve the pasta in a large bowl and enjoy your meal!

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Imagine a culinary journey with our Creamy Black Garlic and Mushroom Penne Pasta. This tantalising dish combines the earthy richness of mushrooms with the sweet complexity of black garlic, all enveloped in a luxurious creamy sauce.

Each bite is a harmonious blend of flavours and textures, from the tender pasta to the velvety sauce, finished with a sprinkle of grated cheese for the perfect finishing touch. Whether you're cooking for a cozy dinner at home or entertaining guests, this recipe promises to delight the senses and elevate your pasta experience to new heights.

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  1. In a large skillet or pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

  1. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they start to brown and release their juices, about 5-6 minutes.

  1. Stir in the minced black garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

  1. Season the mushroom mixture with salt and pepper to taste.

  1. Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously, and let the mixture simmer for about 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened.

  1. Remove the skillet from heat and let it cool slightly.

  1. Using a blender or food processor, blend the mushroom and garlic mixture until smooth.

  1. Return the blended sauce to the skillet and add the cooked pasta. Mix well until the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.

  1. Place the skillet back on low heat and let the pasta cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

  1. Serve the black garlic and mushroom pasta hot, garnished with grated cheese and chopped parsley if desired.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I substitute regular garlic for black garlic in this recipe?

  • While black garlic has a unique flavour profile with its caramelised and sweet taste, you can certainly use regular garlic if black garlic isn't available. However, keep in mind that the flavour will be different, so adjust the quantity to your taste preferences.

Can I use a different type of pasta instead of penne?

  • Yes, you can use any type of pasta you prefer or have on hand. The creamy mushroom and black garlic sauce will pair well with various pasta shapes such as spaghetti, fettuccine, or even gnocchi. Just adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions for your chosen pasta.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

  • While it's best to serve the pasta fresh for optimal taste and texture, you can prepare the sauce in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. When ready to serve, reheat the sauce gently on the stove, then toss it with freshly cooked pasta. Adjust the consistency with a splash of cream or water if needed, and garnish with grated cheese before serving.

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