This world would be a dull place without garlic. There is a restaurant in San Francisco called the Stinking Rose. I ordered the roast chicken with 40 garlic cloves. It was wonderful. All the dishes had garlic, even the desserts!
Yesterday I made a soup, which I’ll post tomorrow, that requires 2 bulbs of garlic roasted. This is very easy to do.
We have a roaster that we use in the oven. The terra cotta container works really well. But first you need to soak it for about 20 minutes.
Take the two bulbs and cut the tops off.
Then drizzle with olive oil. Do this bit by bit so it can soak down between the cloves. You’ll see the air bubbling up a bit when you do this. Then pop in the oven. I heat the oven to 400 F. I put the garlic in while it is getting up to temperature. Once it is up to temperature then leave in until soft, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Once it is cool then you can squeeze out the garlic into a bowl. I had to resist grabbing bread and just slathering it with the garlic.
I keep the olive oil, which is now infused with garlic, to use in other dishes. You could also dip bread in it as well.
Wow! That looks so good. I bet it would be delicious on pizza.
It’s very good on pizza!
I bet it is….I’m hungry — lol:)
The chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic French dish which I love, and often make. Your roasted garlic looks very good.
Thank you! I haven’t made it from home as that is an insane amount of garlic to buy but I should as it is so yummy.
I just love the taste of garlic but my favourite way to use it is roasted is taste so sweet and aromatic. Thank you for sharing this post, will look forward to the soup recipe too.
Hopefully that will be posted tomorrow. Wednesdays are usually busy and it wouldn’t be a short post. 🙂
This post is perfect for this flu/cold season. Garlic is used to nip it in the bud. It is going to come in handy. 🙂
Definitely a good defense against colds!
Oh, this looks so good!!! 🙂
Great on fresh bread as well.
Love garlic, and if we go out to dinner we make sure we either BOTH have it or NEITHER of us do 🙂
Oh I know! I am lucky my husband loves garlic as much as I do. 🙂