Health Hotline Magazine | April 2023

Confit Pasta Tomat & Garli Confit is a cooking method used in French cuisine in which food is cooked in oil or fat at a low temperature for a long period of time. For this recipe, tomatoes and garlic are slowly cooked in olive oil until they’re wrinkled and fragrant. The end result is a dish bursting with flavor that is glorious when served over pasta!

Serves: 4 | Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes Total time: 1 hours 45 minutes


Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 325⁰ F.

• • • 1 medium head organic garlic (12 cloves) 2 pints organic grape or cherry tomatoes ¾ cup Natural Grocers ® Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Natural Grocers Brand Bulk seasonings: • ¾ teaspoon Real Salt • 2 teaspoons Organic Thyme • ½ teaspoon Organic Red Chili Flakes (optional) • 1 (12-ounce) package Natural Grocers Brand Gluten Free Fettuccini, or your favorite gluten-free fettuccini or tagliatelle

2. Lay a chef’s knife flat on its side (blade away fromyou) on top of each garlic clove (one at a time) and give it a whack with the heel of your hand to smash the garlic and pop open the skin. Remove the skin and place garlic clovesin an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. For larger cloves, roughly chop and then place in the baking dish. 3. Use the tip of a paring knife to make a small slit in each tomato to prevent them from bursting while they cook. Add the tomatoes, olive oil, salt, thyme, and optional chili flakes to the baking dish. Toss to coat and place in the oven. Cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes. After 1 hour of cooking, carefully remove from the oven and using a fork, mash some of the tomatoes with the garlic, stir to combine, and place back in the oven for an additional 30 minutes. Once done, mash the garlic and tomatoes to your desired consistency. 4. Approximately 20minutes before the confit has finished cooking, place a large pot of water over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil; follow the pasta label directions and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta and transfer to a large serving dish, pour the tomato and garlic confit over the pasta, and toss to coat well. Garnish with chopped parsley and optional Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately alongside a salad and protein of choice.

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⁄ cup chopped organic Italian parsley Finely shredded Parmesan cheese, optional for topping

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