Garlic is definitely one of those ingredients that has a very distinct taste and smell. And in almost every occasion, it makes the dish better. There is also a distinction between raw garlic and roasted garlic. Roasted garlic can be used as a spread to enhance the flavor of just about anything. Here’s How to Roast Garlic & Ways to Use it!
How to Roast Garlic & Ways to Use It!
- Use on homemade pizza as a base sauce
- Spread on slices of french bread with bruschetta
- Mix into mashed potatoes
- Mix with melted butter and spread over steak
- Spread over hamburgers
- Combine with butter to make garlic bread
- Mix with mayo to make potato salad
- Use with your basil pesto recipe
- Add to your favorite guacamole recipe
- Spread on veggies before you roast them in oven
Roasting garlic starts with a fresh head of garlic. You want to make sure it’s fresh. Garlic that starts to go bad doesn’t taste very good (or smell very appetizing).
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
After you have taken off the outer layer, you will cut the tip off. Don’t go too far down — you don’t want to waste that awesome garlic.
Place your cut garlic on a piece of aluminum foil.
Add 1-2 teaspoons to the top of each head of garlic. You’ll want to make sure the olive oil drips to the bottom of the bulb.
Wrap up the garlic and put in the oven for 40-45 minutes.
Your garlic is done when it’s oozing out of the top like this. It should be soft all the way through.
Remove it from the bulb. You will now be able to do whatever you choose to do with it.
Store in the refrigerator.