View Full Version : Want garlic pasta recipe

10-07-2011, 09:46 AM
I moved into my tiny new home and am making plans for next year's garden, and the time to plant garlic is now.
I bought my garlic at my previous home which had much more garden area, bought 5 lbs which is about 4 lbs too much for the space I have to plant here.
So I can use the 4 lbs in recipes, and would love one for pasta sauce please.

10-08-2011, 09:16 AM
Hey Lucille, I can give you quite a few ideas to use garlic, however "recipes" are not quite my strong point, as we don't really use them in the restaurant industry. Here's a very basic pomodoro...don't quote me on amounts, as I tend to cook by the "a little of this, a lot of that" units of measurement.

1-32 oz can of plum tomatoes
1/2 small yellow onion, small dice
8-10 cloves of garlic, thinly slice
2-4 oz extra virgin olive oil
Small palm full of freshly chopped basil

Put oil in appropriate sized pot on medium heat. When oil is hot, add garlic and saute until edges look lightly browned. Add onions and saute until they start becoming translucent...no need to fully cook. While this is going on, put the entire contents of your can of tomatoes in a bowl/container and crush them by hand. When onions are ready, add crushed tomatoes to pot, bring to light boil, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking/burning. Turn to low heat and let simmer for an hour or so, stirring occasionally. The sauce will reduce a bit and thicken on it's own. Add basil when the sauce has reached desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve or cool down.

There are lots of others, that's just a good, basic sauce to start with.

10-08-2011, 10:03 AM
Thank you for the recipe. I have basil seeds to sow in spring, now, I'll either have to use dried or find a store with fresh, I have not seen it in the couple of local stores I've checked out so far.

I plan to make lots of garlic bread too!

10-09-2011, 02:37 PM
I made this recipe today and it is wonderful!

10-09-2011, 02:43 PM
Glad to hear it!