Tagliatelle with Black Garlic


PicMonkey CollageLast month, I ventured to Abu-Dhabi to pick up a big envelope from my fantastic fellow Blogger friend Elaine @foodbod. I spent a delectable afternoon with her lovely family who brought this gift over from the UK. Inside the envelope were Black Garlic and Moroccan and Creole Spices (as well as a lovely letter). Thank’s again Elaine! I decided to cook my black garlic with a fresh homemade tagliatelle with cream and some few basil leaves as accompaniment.

Serves 2/3

Ingredients: (for the tagliatelle)

  • 200g of plain flour/all purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of water

PicMonkey CollageProcedure:

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour and make a well.
  2. Break the 2 eggs in the middle.
  3. Add the salt, the olive oil, and the water.
  4. Mix with a fork from the center to incorporate gradually the flour into the eggs (the dough becomes sticky).
  5. Finish assembling the dough with your hands.
  6. Knead with the palm of your hands during 5 minutes.
  7. Now, the dough is soft in texture, (at this stage, the dough shouldn’t be sticky).
  8. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for 30 minutes.
  9. Flour a clean surface and cut the dough in two equal balls.
  10. Before you start to use your pasta machine, flatten with your rolling pin each ball (into a rectangular shape) and dust with flour each of them with flour.
  11. Dust with flour your pasta machine to make it easier when you place the dough between the notches.
  12. Set your pasta machine at position number 1 (the widest setting/ the large one), place the first dough through flat rollers by turning the handle of your machine, with the other hand gently pull the pasta sheet.
  13. Flour again and folds strips in 2 and repeat the same process 5 times.
  14. Now decrease the position of your machine to number 3, repeat the same process but this time doesn’t fold the dough.
  15. Repeat again by decreasing the position of the machine until number 5.
  16. Do not forget to flour all the time.
  17. Now your pasta sheets are ready for cutting.
  18. Prepare a clean kitchen towel to place beside your pasta machine.
  19. Dust your pasta sheets and pass the first one through the pasta machine using the tagliatelle attachment.
  20. Repeat the same process with the second pasta sheet.
  21. Now the tagliatelle is ready to cook.

For the sauce:


  • Black garlic
  • 200g of fresh cream
  • A few basil leaves
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a bowl add the fresh cream and the chopped basil.
  2. Add the salt and the black pepper.
  3. Mix gently all the ingredients together and set aside.
  4. Boil water in a large pot with a pinch of salt.
  5. Pour the pasta into the boiling water and cook them, Al Dante.
  6. Transfer the pasta to a colander and drain them.
  7. Pour the pasta into a serving dish, drizzle with a little of olive oil, pour the fresh cream on the top and add the sliced black garlic.

The pasta is simple but delicious, and the only flavor is brought by the black garlic. For more information about black garlic, check Elaine’s post,  you will be amazed by how you can work with this little ingredient.

Bon Appétit!

PS: You can make the tagliatelle without using a pasta machine and if you have a pasta machine, check the instructions (as all of the machines are different).

54 Comments Add yours

  1. skd says:

    Sweet little gestures make sweet big memories. Going all the way to meet your friend and she remembering to bring back a thoughtful gift from her sojourn both reflect on your beautiful friendship. May you stay blessed. Is black garlic natural or it is processed for flavor. Your dish looks flavorful and interesting 🙂

    1. Yes, I agree with you skd. Black garlic is fermented and the texture is completely different from the regular one. A very tasty experience. The black garlic is perfect with fish too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend 😉

      1. skd says:

        Thank you and you too dear ☺

  2. Darya says:

    Wow, Linda, je n’ai jamais goûté à l’ail noir, mais ton plat fait envie. Je suis certaine que c’est délicieux !

    1. Moi non plus Darya, c’est tout nouveau pour moi. J’avoue que c’est très agréable et que le goût était juste ce qu’il fallait avec les tagliatelles. Bon dimanche Darya 🙂

  3. This looks delicious Linda, I have never really used black garlic, something I have not seen available around here, I have heard of it just can’t find it 🙂 I should make some pasta soon too, I have a pasta machine too, I just need to do right 🙂 LOL
    Have a great weekend!!

    1. Thank you so much Amy 🙂 It was a great discovery for me, nice texture and no smell like the regular garlic. Do let me know how it turns out and have fun doing fresh pasta 😉 Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  4. Linda, what a lovely post and a gorgeous dish 🙂 I love how you’ve used the black garlic xx happy Friday xx

    1. Thank you so much Elaine 🙂 Great experience for me and I’m so glad you liked the recipe. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

  5. Reblogged this on foodbod and commented:
    Check out Linda’s use of black garlic….x

    1. Thanks a lot Elaine xx

  6. polianthus says:

    wow how lovely – shame Elaine didnt come too or you could have done a group blog (almost like a group hug but better!) never heard of black garlic before must check Elaines blog. However, your pictures of tagliatelle make me want to make some too, have just cleaned the kitchen though 😦

    1. I have never heard of black garlic before too, Polianthus. This is a very interesting and versatile ingredients and also very nutritious. The fresh tagliatelle was tasty, simple with just a few ingredients. Family satisfied 😀 Have a nice weekend!

  7. Lynda says:

    I can’t believe you make your own pasta too! You do it all! 🙂 Looks delicious.

    1. Yes, I did it Lynda and it was really good 😀 Have a great weekend!

  8. Love this post Linda. Your tagliatelle looks perfect and I really like the simplicity of the uncooked cream sauce. I see black garlic in the markets and have yet to bring home to try. I’m so curious about the flavor, I’ll pick some up and use your recipe to try.

    1. Thank you so much Seana 🙂 I haven’t made fresh pasta for a while and black garlic was a good opportunity to make some tagliatelles. I wanted a simple sauce for my pasta and just with the addition of black garlic. This one has a soft and sweet texture. I hope you will enjoy the recipe!

  9. varinaj says:

    sold at tagliatelle. and then double-sold when you MADE your OWN.

    1. Thank you so much Varinaj 🙂 Fun in the kitchen 😀

  10. Get friendship story, love reading it. Dish s delish linda

    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Vidya 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  11. Oh, this is fabulous Linda! I’ve seen black garlic at our local farmer’s market, but haven’t had a chance yet to stop and chat to the stall-holder to find out how you would use it. This sounds like a wonderful way to highlight such an unusual and special ingredient. I’ll be trying this for sure sometime soon! M

    1. Thank you so much Margot 🙂 I recommend you to try black garlic, completely different from the regular one, in (color, texture and taste). You will be very surprised, a delightful experience for my taste buds! Have a wonderful week 😉

  12. Who can say no to an amazing plate of tagliatelle??? Love the original way you season your pasta!

    1. Thank you very much Margherita 🙂 I could eat pasta everyday just with a little olive oil on top. Passe un bon dimanche!

  13. This looks amazing!! Ugh! Now I want a whole plate. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Kloe 🙂 It was simple and yummy!

  14. Fresh, homemade pasta is the best!👏👏👏 This would be my favorite dish, fresh pasta with some cheese:) I never heard about black garlic but will look into it and see if I can find it. Overall, delicious dish!!!!

    1. You’re right Olga, homemade pasta, olive oil and cheese et voilà 🙂 Black garlic was a new ingredient to me and it was really delicious in taste. Enjoy the rest of the weekend 😉

  15. platedujour says:

    I’m here reading about boring like hell exchange traded funds and what I see?? My Goodness!! I really have to get that black garlic as it looks like it’s a real inspiration in the kitchen! Linda this pasta looks spectacular. By the way if travelled so far to get the garlic maybe you could come here to Lux?😛…just saying …xx

    1. Thanks Marta 😉 I strongly suggest you to try black garlic, the taste is very palatable. This would be great with your dorade… I like your proposition to come to Lux 😀 Have a superb week xx

      1. platedujour says:

        Working on it darling 😀 I’m going to Reims on Saturday! Can’t wait!

      2. Reims, the city of Champagne 🙂 I saw your ciabatta, I really need to make your recipe…Have a great day xx

  16. Sandhya says:

    Love the story behind the dish too! I have never used black garlic but it sounds wonderful!

    1. Thank you so much Sandhya 🙂 Have a great week!

  17. Feast Wisely says:

    Stunning recipe – I can imagine how good this tasted!

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 Have a great week!

  18. Your pasta dish looks delicious – I can imagine how good it tasted as I have used black garlic and it has a flavor of its own! Pasta is a perfect pairing especially when its homemade 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Judi 🙂 You’re right the flavors are unique and I really enjoyed cooking with this new ingredient. Have a great week!

  19. safia-safou says:

    ya3tik essaha linda a3labali bnine bezaf boussa kbira :* :* :*

    1. Sahitou Safounette, esshih rahou djay bachwiya, douga douga. Boussettes kabirette 😀

  20. Mr Fitz says:

    Very cool! Great gifting skills!

    1. Thank you so much Mr Fitz 🙂 I really like your cooking style. Have a great week!

      1. Mr Fitz says:

        thanks! i enjoy yours too!

  21. sarahjmir says:


    1. Thank you Sarah 🙂

  22. chef mimi says:

    I’ve never heard of black garlic!!! Thanks so much for making this! And your pasta is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you so much Mimi for your nice comment 🙂

  23. Oh my Linda I am just drooling thinking of the creamy garlic flavor of this tagliatelle. I need to order some of this garlic and give it a try!.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words Julie 🙂 I was a nice dish and the texture of the black garlic was extremely soft and sweet! Have a great day.

  24. Beautifully prepared tagliatelle. Impressive posts every time. I wish I could have a seat in your kitchen to watch you prepare these magnificent dishes. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Fae, you’re too kind. It would be a fantastic idea to have you in my kitchen, with a good coffee and of course good music too 😀 Have a wonderful weekend!

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