Monday, November 29, 2010

Quick and Easy Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is very easy make at home. Roasting takes the edge off the garlicky flavor, and yields a result that's soft, creamy, sweet, and earthy. And it makes your kitchen smell wonderful!

Roasted garlic is great in a variety of Mediterranean recipes. Sprinkle it on a pizza, or toss it with cooked pasta, olive oil, and fresh herbs. For a great snack or meal accompaniment, spread a roasted garlic clove on a baguette slice and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

Here's an easy way to roast garlic in only 30 minutes.


Garlic, separated into cloves, unpeeled
Extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place unpeeled garlic cloves in a small oven-proof bowl. (A Pyrex custard cup works well for just a few cloves.)

Add just enough olive oil to coat the garlic and toss well.

Wrap the bowl of garlic tightly in foil and roast for 20-30 minutes, until the garlic is soft and golden.

Squeeze each clove of garlic out of its skin, and enjoy.

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