Garlic is one spice that I use in abundance in almost all my cooking and savoury bakes. Yes, more than enough to keep the vampires away!! Not only is this spice good for you, being heart healthy etc, but the flavour that it lends to all the dishes it touches is utterly divine. And I make sure it never goes out of stock in my pantry. This post will show you how to roast garlic and the recipe is a keeper. It is a very simple and easy recipe. The flavour of roasted garlic is milder and sweeter and not as overwhelming a it’s raw counterpart.
Roasting the garlic bring out all it’s beautiful flavours. It can be added to a variety of dishes as well. Such as pasta, dips and sauces etc. You can spread them onto toasts as well. I will link to any recipe that I have or will be using roasted garlic. It is truly a wonderful thing to have at your disposal.
I have roasted just one head of garlic as that was what I needed for a recipe. You can roast multiple heads at a time using the same method.
Roasted garlic cloves can be stored in airtight container in the fridge for about two weeks. Make sure to completely cover the cloves with olive oil. If you want to store for longer, freeze the cloves.
A whole head of garlic is halved, drizzled with olive oil, wrapped in foil and roasted. And what comes out of the oven are these soft, juicy and flavoursome cloves that can just be squeezed out.
Continue reading for the detailed recipe and video on how to roast garlic.
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How to roast garlic
- 1 whole head of garlic
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Halve the head of garlic horizontally.
- Place both halves on a piece of foil, cut side up.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the garlic halves.
- Pinch and seal the edges of the foil to form a parcel.
- Place the parcel in a baking bowl or tray.
- Place the bowl/tray in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or till the cloves are lightly brown and feel soft when pressed.
- Allow the garlic to cool a little.
- Squeeze out the cloves and use as desired in recipes that call for roasted garlic.
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Until next time,