What to do with 2 lbs of good garlic??
- Christina D
I just got some garlic via mail order and was wondering what I could do having a larger quantity. They are an assortment, 1 lb each of strong and medium garlics.
Roast a bunch of it! After squeezing it out, it freezes very well in Tbsp. amounts on waxed paper. When frozen, peel it off the wax paper and pop them into a ziplock bag. I also have very small Tupperware containers that hold 2 Tbsp. portions.
Great for garlic soup and anything you want to schmear roasted garlic on. :-)
Here's a wacky idea. Well, maybe it has strolled well past wacky and is skipping merrily towards insane. Ever made the classic French dish Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic? Ever wonder if it could be converted into Turkey with 200 Cloves of Garlic? That would definitly be something different for Christmas.
Garlic Soup!! Roast Garlic!!! Chicken w/ the 40 cloves of garlic!! AND take any leftover garlic, steep it in red wine vinegar in the fridge. Dip crusty or stale bread in it!!
If you want any or all of these recipes, let me know and I will post or e-mail. Every now and then, we eat a meal w/ ALL of the above items! YUM!!!!!
i've been making a top-of-the-stove version of roasted garlic: i peel about 3 heads. put the cloves in a small saucepan and cover with a good quality olive oil. simmer on a very low flame for 45 minutes. drain, save the flavored oil and refrigerate the now soft and mellow cloves. i use the oil for sauteing, and use the cloves as you would roasted garlic. my favorite is to mix 3-4 cloves into my turkey meatloaf mix. adds flavor, and retains moisture.
I love taking the roasted garlic and spreading it on warm bread with some EVOO or butter. Hmmmm. It just doesn't get any better. Plus, garlic is very good for fighting off colds (and sometimes friends), so its good to have some in the winter months. Keep a toothbrush handy and you are good to go.