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Roasted Garlic Bulb

Roasted Garlic Bulb

Food | April 22, 2015 | Nik Manojlovich
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  • 48 Minutes
  • 1
  • Easy

Roasted Garlic Bulb – There’s nothing quite like it!

This post about ROASTED GARLIC BULB is one half recipe, one half lesson on an essential ingredient. If you’re here because of your love of garlic, you came to the right place. We just love it and use it often when we create and craft recipes. If garlic is new to you, click HERE to learn more about it.

Sometimes we incorporate raw garlic into recipes, like when we made this TOMATO AVOCADO SALAD. Other times we sauté it up to soften it a bit as we did in our BEEF CHILI recipe. The way we see things, you simply can’t go wrong with garlic.

Ingredients for Roasted Garlic Bulb

GARLIC NEEDS

Another way to enjoy garlic is to roast it. Something magical happens when we take a head of garlic, ripe in its robust and pungent flavours, and expose it to heat. The garlic slowly caramelizes as it roasts and then softens while also giving off an appetizing aroma. We’re big fans of the mellow, nutty flavour of roasted garlic.

A head of garlic trimmed

GARLIC LOVE

We’ve used roasted garlic bulb in our ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS and in our tangy BABA GHANOUSH recipes. It’s also the reason our GARLIC MASHED POTATOES are so popular. Imagine mashing potatoes with cream, butter and the nutty, softened cloves of a head of roasted garlic? Seriously, these taters are incredible!

Try the nutty flavour of a ROASTED GARLIC, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Roasted Garlic Bulb”

  1. Angelina says:

    Lovely recipe for an amazing addition to many meals. I love to add roasted garlic to the butter and spread it over a warm toast, or mashed potatoes or any dip making for my boys Sunday football game. They go nuts over it!

  2. deborah says:

    I love to use Roasted Garlic for home made garlic bread. It adds an another dimension to a family fave.

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • dash of kosher salt
  • sprinkle of fresh-ground pepper
  • sprinkle of dried herbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Trim the tips off of the cloves of one head of garlic.
  3. Place bulb onto a square of aluminum foil and drizzle oil onto exposed cloves. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Seal up the foil tightly in a tent-like fashion and transfer into oven, roasting for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool still wrapped in foil.
  6. Once cooled, unwrap and gently extract the roasted cloves of garlic either by squeezing them from the paper-like skin, or by using a knife or fork. Use in recipe as indicated.

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