An incredible way to simply roast GARLIC
to its rich caramel luscious state.
I had in view a large braid of garlic staring at me.
I was so touched...this was actually better than receiving flowers, chocolate or even perfume! well, at least at that moment it truly felt that way. Nonetheless, we both agreed that we certainly couldn't have this stench trailing with us during the car ride. We were also already running late in our appointments and no real time to run back into my home. Therefore, my Mommy brilliantly said..."It's alright...let's just put it in the trunk and tie the bag"...famous last words...and what's my excuse...was my brain totally in the clouds that very SUNNY day?
At the end of our lengthy day...I was dropped off...I took my parcels including the plastic bag with the stenchy garlic and bid my Mom a nice evening...and again, a big thanks for the lovely thought.
I called my step-dad...told him what we had done to his very thoughtful gift. Then, what he had to say was not only sweet but misleadingly hopeful. He said "Oh, don't you worry...garlic is resiliently strong...give it time...everything will be fine." I really wanted to believe him. I had never had this happen before to precious garlic. I figured he must know something I don't know! It turns out...he knew diddly squat...he was just trying to be non-critical and supportive I guess.
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
. Use a 12 unit muffin pan. Place the paper liners throughout.
. Pour 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) of olive oil in each paper liner.
. Cover the pan completely and wrap tightly with one piece of aluminium foil.
. If you want to have the whole clove without it falling apart... uncover the pan immediately after taking it out of the oven. Turn the heads over and let it cool until you can handle them to gently squeeze out the soft cloves.
. Roasted garlic freezes very well also.
Here's an idea...place purée in ice cube trays...
once frozen...pop them out and place in a ziploc bag.
Full cloves can be frozen in the ziploc as is with a drizzle of oil.
a blend of pureed garlic, melted unsalted butter, olive oil and a pinch sea salt.
Here are other foods where I love putting ROASTED clove or puréed GARLIC:
* Bread spreads * Dips *
Comments or suggestions ... write me :o)