This is a great time to indulge in great garlic, when its available fresh and local. Garlic has so many healthy properties, don’t buy irradiated garlic! Get the vibrant stuff if you can. CSA members at House in the Woods get to indulge in excellent garlic. We have plenty to sell to others, as well, so contact me if you want to buy garlic!
CSA member, Debbie, offers up this great way to enjoy lots of garlic.
Wondering what to do with fresh garlic? Heres a recipe thats quite popular at our house. Its very easy and simple.
DEATH BY GARLIC
1/2 c. olive oil
10 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
3 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 lb. penne pasta
1/3 c. grated Romano cheese
Cook pasta according to directions. In a pan, brown garlic in oil. Add salt, pepper and parsley; remove from heat. Toss pasta with garlic mixture and Romano cheese.
The above is the original recipe. We love garlic at house and ten cloves arent enough for us so I used about fifteen of the fresh garlic cloves. I also use a bit more cheese- about half a cup. This recipe is especially tasty with the fresh garlic from House in the Woods. My husband said it was like eating a restaurant.
This recipe would also taste great without the cheese for someone doesnt eat dairy or is a vegan. You can also add in other ingredients. I topped some leftover pasta with chopped fresh tomatoes from the farm for lunch today. Also, Ive eaten it with sautéed chard and I think that zucchini would work well, too.