Tuesday, July 19, 2011
One of the best cooking ingredients I've ever made from scratch. I've used it to saute veggies, I've drizzled it over bacon-wrapped scallops, and I have an endless list of how I plan to use it.
1 head of garlic
1 cup olive oil
Peel and slightly smash the entire head of garlic. Yup, each clove.
I had a wonderfully aromatic garbage bin for a couple hours.
Place is a small pot and add the olive oil. Start on medium-high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes, until small bubbles begin to form around the cloves.
At this point, turn the stove down a bit (you don't want the garlic to brown or fry). Cook on medium or low for another 8-10 minutes while the oils cook together.
Now, this only lasts a week or so in the fridge. So, start cooking! Pretty sure roasted garlic chicken will be my next venture.