Pea and Garlic

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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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I warm to the Day-Glo vibrancy of this concoction; just like the future, so bright you gotta wear shades. But it is seriously good: the sweet pungency of the roasted garlic gives resonance and depth; the parmesan supplies edge and the butter unctuousness. And it’s a doddle to make. This amount will give enough for a few extra crostini.


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 200 g <


Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/200°C. Lop the top off the head of garlic: you want to see the tops of the cloves just revealed in cross section. Cut a square of foil, large enough to make a baggy parcel around the garlic, sit the garlic in the middle of it, drizzle over the oil and the