CLEVELAND, Oh -- The Cleveland Garlic Festival showcases all things 'garlic' including fun foods, cooking demo's and a 'Top Chef' Garlic Grill-Off. Chef Anthony Scolaro from One Eleven Bistro in Medina is involved in the tasty event and he shared one of his favorite garlic recipes with Fox 8's Kristi Capel. The Cleveland Garlic Festival benefits North Union Farmers Market, a non-profit whose mission is to promote healthy food and farmers and operates weekly markets throughout the year all over the community.
Garlic Scampi Pasta
5oz Buccatini pasta
3 cloves garlic minced
pinch of minced preserved lemon
pinch of chili flake
1 tsp minced shallot
1 tsp chopped parsley
1 oz lemon juice
1 tsp chopped chive
3/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup shrimp stock
6tbs cold butter
6oz of scampi or shrimp
grated local Romano cheese
Cook pasta as directed, while while it's cooking saute the garlic, chili, shallot, and preserved lemon with the scampi for a few minutes until aromatic and the shallot and garlic are cooked.
Deglaze the pan with the white wine and add the shrimp stock and the lemon juice to reduce by 3/4. Be sure to rotate the scampi while reducing.
Strain the pasta and reserve about a 1/4 cup of the pasta water to add.
Add the pasta, cold butter and herb and toss so the butter melts and emulisfies to make the sauce.
Top with the cheese to garnish.