Carmelized Garlic and Shallot Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy carmelized garlic and shallot pasta recipe? Learn how to make carmelized garlic and shallot pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by acarr

Makes 6 servings



from Martha. Caramelizing the garlic mellows and sweetens its flavor, so you can use more than you might expect. Martha breaks it down a bit differently: Per serving: 389 calories, 7 g fat, 14 mg cholesterol, 69 g carbohydrate, 694 mg sodium, 15 g protein, 2g dietary fiber

Recipe Ingredients for carmelized garlic and shallot pasta

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 pounds (about 15 medium) shallots, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch rings
1 cup (about 3 heads) garlic, large cloves halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, plus more for water
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups Homemade Chicken Stock , or low-sodium canned chicken broth, skimmed of fat
13 ounces pasta

Recipe Directions for carmelized garlic and shallot pasta

  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add shallots and garlic cloves, stirring to coat. Sprinkle with sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and the pepper, and stir to combine. Cook until very soft and golden, about 1 hour, adding water 2 tablespoons at a time if the pan seems dry.

  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer garlic and shallots to a bowl, and set aside. Add chicken stock, and bring to a boil, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced by one quarter, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, return garlic and shallots to pan, and keep warm while cooking pasta.

  3. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.

  4. Drain pasta, and return to saucepan. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, reserved garlic and shallots, and sauce. Cut basil leaves into thin strips. Divide the pasta and sauce among six serving bowls, and serve immediately garnished with basil and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 285.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
345
Calories from Fat
53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.9g
9%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
896mg
37%
Potassium
651mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
61.9g
21%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
12.8g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 10% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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