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Gresal with Roasted Garlic and Asiago Cheese Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb gresal pasta
- 1 head of garlic
- 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Baking sheet
- Aluminum foil

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Cut off the top of the garlic head to expose the cloves. Place the garlic head on a sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Wrap the garlic in the foil and place it on a baking sheet.

3. Roast the garlic in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the cloves are soft and golden brown.

4. While the garlic is roasting, cook the gresal pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and set it aside.

5. Once the garlic is done roasting, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and into a small bowl.

6. Add the remaining olive oil to the bowl with the roasted garlic and mix well.

7. In a large bowl, toss the cooked gresal pasta with the roasted garlic and olive oil mixture.

8. Add the grated Asiago cheese to the pasta and toss well to combine.

9. Season the pasta with salt and pepper to taste.


Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Temperature:
Oven temperature: 400°F
Serving size:
This recipe serves 4 people.

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 440
Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 51g
Protein: 14g
Sodium: 250mg

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Gresal pasta can be substituted with any other type of pasta.
- Asiago cheese can be substituted with Parmesan cheese or Pecorino Romano cheese.

Variations:
- Add some chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil, to the pasta for extra flavor.
- Add some cooked chicken or shrimp to the pasta for a protein boost.
- Use roasted cherry tomatoes instead of roasted garlic for a different flavor profile.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to toss the pasta well with the roasted garlic and olive oil mixture to ensure that every piece of pasta is coated evenly.
- If the pasta seems dry, add a little more olive oil to the bowl and toss again.
- You can roast the garlic ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Store any leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat the pasta, simply microwave it for a few minutes or heat it up in a pan on the stove.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the pasta in individual bowls and garnish with some chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil.

Garnishes:
Chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil.

Pairings:
This pasta dish pairs well with a crisp green salad and a glass of white wine.

Suggested side dishes:
A side of garlic bread or a side of roasted vegetables would complement this pasta dish nicely.

Troubleshooting advice:
If the pasta seems dry, add a little more olive oil to the bowl and toss again.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to store any leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Food history:
Gresal pasta is a type of pasta that is similar to fusilli, but with a slightly different shape. It is commonly used in Italian cuisine.

Flavor profiles:
The roasted garlic adds a sweet and nutty flavor to the pasta, while the Asiago cheese adds a sharp and tangy flavor.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the pasta in individual bowls and garnish with some chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Rich, Creamy, Aromatic, Umami