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    Black garlic, lemon & cavolo nero pasta with ricotta

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    Black garlic, lemon & cavolo nero pasta with ricotta

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 12 minutes
    • Total time: 22 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 2


    180g casarecce
    200g pack cavolo nero
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice
    20g finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano
    5 cloves Cooks’ Ingredients Black Garlic, mashed
    4 tbsp ricotta
    Chilli flakes, to taste
    2 sprigs lemon thyme 


    1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water according to pack instructions.

    2. Meanwhile, remove the stalks from the cavolo nero and roughly shred the leaves. Add to the pasta for the final minute of cooking. Reserve a mugful of pasta cooking water, then drain well.

    3. Tip the pasta and cavolo nero back into the pan and add the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, Parmigiano Reggiano and black garlic. Stir together, adding a little cooking water, until combined, then season to taste.

    4. Divide between 2 bowls, topping each with some ricotta, then scatter over a few chilli flakes to taste and the leaves from the lemon thyme. 

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