Black garlic is a unique cooking ingredient commonly used in Asian cuisine. It is aged or fermented garlic that has rich umami, slightly sweet taste that is excellent for as sauce and dressing bases. A study showed that black garlic has higher amounts of antioxidants and biological activity than regular garlic. In TCM, it is believed to help with constipation, high blood pressure/sugar, to boost immunity.
This Gnocchi recipe is satisfying, full of umami, and a must have for a winter evening!
Black Garlic Gnocchi with Peas and Mushrooms | 意式黑蒜蘑菇馬鈴薯丸子
VEGETARIAN | DAIRY-FREE | NUT-FREE
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1 bag of skillet gnocchi 意式土豆小圆子
5 pieces of black garlic 黑蒜
Extra virgin olive oil 橄榄油
1/2 tsp five-spice powder 五香粉
1/2 tbsp maple syrup, or to taste 枫糖浆
1 tbsp Soy sauce, to taste 酱油
⅓ cup peas 青豆
½ cup mushrooms, chopped 菌菇
Peel black fermented garlic and place in a blender. Add in enough oil to cover the garlic cloves, a pinch of five-spice, maple syrup, and blend. Make this into a vinaigrette to saute the skillet gnocchi in. Save the extra for next time.
Heat a medium saucepan and scoop some of the blended mixture (include bits of garlic) onto the heated pan. Add in mushrooms and peas and saute.
Add in gnocchi to the saute skillet mix, and stir until the outside of the gnocchi is crispy, and the inside is soft, or according to package.
Taste to make sure it is seasoned enough, plate it, and serve!
- Great source of probiotics and antioxidants
- Supports cardiovascular health
- Boosts immunity
- Warming kidney yang