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.