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Roasted Garlic Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Spinach

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Roasted garlic is a beautiful thing and roasted garlic spaghetti is even better, add some simply seared tomatoes, a bit of spinach and loads of black pepper and you are away.

Let’s face it pasta is so popular because it is awesome, it just lends itself to simple cooking and this roasted garlic spaghetti is just that, simple and elegant but with a bucket load of flavour. This dish is probably takes longer that any other spaghetti dish that I make, please do not let that put you off, the vast majority of those 45 minutes is spent supping a glass of wine waiting for your garlic… And if you have not tried roasted garlic spaghetti you are in for a real treat, yes there is a whole head of garlic in this pasta dish for two, but the process of roasting removes all of the fiery elements of garlic leaving the most beautiful, mellow garlic flavour that will have you wanting to roast garlic more often. Do it! Even if it is just to spread on toast 😉

The keen eyed among you may have noticed that I am working on a new presentation technique for spaghetti and it is one I love, I’ve been working on it a while but it got it’s first outing a while back in my goats cheese and pea spaghetti recipe. What’s the secret? Well a carving fork, the sort of thing with two prongs that you use to secure a joint of meat as you carve it. Then treat is as you would a normal fork and spoon approach to eating spaghetti, drop that carving fork in and spin, then use a large serving spoon at the base to get a nice shape then go back in until you have a nice portion.

Roasted garlic is a beautiful thing and roasted garlic spaghetti is even better, add some simply seared tomatoes, a bit of spinach and loads of black pepper and you are away.
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Roasted Garlic Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Spinach

Roasted garlic is a beautiful thing and roasted garlic spaghetti is even better, add some simply seared tomatoes, a bit of spinach and loads of black pepper and you are away.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Author Brian Jones

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Garlic.
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.
  • 150 g Cherry Tomatoes.
  • 75 g Spinach.
  • 150 g Spaghetti.

Instructions

  1. Cut across the top of the head of garlic taking off the upper 1cm. 

  2. Place on a square of tin foil, drizzle the cut side of the garlic with one tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Wrap the foil to form a parcel and place in the oven at 180°C for 40 minutes. 

  4. 8-10 minutes before the garlic comes out of the oven, start your spaghetti in boiling salted water (adjust this as per the instructions for your spaghetti cooking for 60 second less than the packet recommends).

  5. 2 minutes before the garlic comes out of the oven, cut your cherry tomatoes in half and sear cut side down in a dry frying pan over a high heat for 90 seconds.

  6. When nicely seared add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and reduce the temperature to low.

  7. You can now remove the garlic from the oven and squeeze out the garlic flesh and mash down to a paste.

  8. Add this paste to the tomatoes and stir.

  9. Now drain your spaghetti reserving 2 tablespoons of your cooking liquid.

  10. Add the cooking liquid to the tomatoes and garlic paste along with the spinach and spaghetti add the lid and cook until the spinach has wilted which should take no longer than 60 seconds.

  11. Now add in lots more black pepper and a pinch of salt and serve with some freshly snipped chives.

Roasted garlic is a beautiful thing and roasted garlic spaghetti is even better, add some simply seared tomatoes, a bit of spinach and loads of black pepper and you are away.
Roasted garlic is a beautiful thing and roasted garlic spaghetti is even better, add some simply seared tomatoes, a bit of spinach and loads of black pepper and you are away.
2017-10-10T04:13:03+00:00

12 Comments

  1. Laura October 10, 2017 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Great presentation, I will definitely try. If you call for garlic I am in especially since we are supposed to sip a glass of wine…Yesterday I read that Queen Elisabeth does not eat garlic. I am glad I don t get invited at the palace !

    • Brian Jones October 13, 2017 at 5:35 am - Reply

      Thank you, I read that too… Unlike the Royal Family to have old school and bizarre views 😉

  2. Meymi-Pastry and Beyond October 10, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Looks and sounds delicious! I like the colors and how you present them.

  3. Emily October 10, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Oooh the more garlic the better as far as I’m concerned, Love it!

    • Brian Jones October 13, 2017 at 5:36 am - Reply

      I’m not quite so punchy on garlic, but roasting it really takes off the harshness so the more the merrier.

  4. Chris October 10, 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Roasted garlic is my absolute fav! Thankfully so is sipping on wine waiting for it to cook. This recipe looks delicious, can’t wait to give it a go!

    • Brian Jones October 13, 2017 at 5:37 am - Reply

      Recipes like this allow you to get your daily medicinal glass of wine in 😉

  5. Helen of Fuss Free Flavours October 10, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    I love a simple pasta dish that is full of flavour and this looks really delicious, and perfect. I love the way you have presented the spaghetti, looks fab.

  6. Karly October 11, 2017 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Roasted garlic is magic. That’s truth. This looks SO amazing– cannot wait to try!

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