Black garlic has a nutty and slightly fermented flavor that complements the rich creamy fennel. Slideshow:  More Pasta Recipes 

July 2014


Credit: © Kristen Stevens

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30 mins


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  • Cook the whole-wheat pasta in boiling salted water, according to package directions. Reserve a 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

  • Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until it begins to soften. Add the fennel and reduce the heat to medium low. Cook, covered, until the fennel is very soft, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add the garlic and black garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add the pasta and white wine and stir through. Add enough of the reserved pasta water to create a light sauce.

  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the heavy cream and sour cream. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, garnish with the reserved fennel fronds, and serve with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.