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Garlic Condiment?

Humbucker Feb 12, 2011 05:21 PM

Does anyone know of a potent off-the-shelf garlic condiment to add to food for when I need to satisfy a huge garlic craving? I love Lebanese toum and latin mojo sauce but as far as I know, there isn't a widely available bottled version of those. I suppose garlic powder could be used, but I'm looking for something a little more interesting.

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  1. Scrapironchef RE: Humbucker Feb 12, 2011 05:32 PM

    Hit your local Asian market and look for the jars of fried garlic, great to sprinkle over things. Your local Indian market should have garlic chutney.

    My favorite is Zankou garlic paste but you have to make your own. A pound of peeled garlic cloves, juice of a few lemons, olive oil and salt to taste. Grind together in a food processor until it forms a smooth paste. Freeze in ice cube trays, take out an use as needed. (This recipe is subject to dispute, but it works for me.)

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      Mestralle RE: Scrapironchef Feb 13, 2011 07:21 AM

      I don't know if this is the same thing as garlic chutney, but I always have a jar of what's labeled garlic relish in the cuboard/fridge. My old roomate from Calcutta called it garlic pickle. I'm just curious becuase it doesn't seem sweet like I imagine most chutneys.

      It doesn't sound quite like what the OP is looking for, but it could be nice to keep around for those times when the garlic craving coincides with a curry craving. Aside from eating it straight on toast (much to my husband's dismay), I use it to make quick salad dressing, sweet potato salad, and on sandwiches.

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        Scrapironchef RE: Mestralle Feb 14, 2011 10:38 AM

        That pretty much describes what I have, although it varies from brand to brand in curry/garlic ratios.

    2. chefathome RE: Humbucker Feb 12, 2011 05:37 PM

      Believe me, those garlic cravings hit my house often! My favourite condiment is roasted garlic and caramelized onion jam as it packs a huge punch - yummy by the spoonful, on grilled bread, pairs well with pork, stirred into whipped potatoes, etc.

      Make your own roasted garlic oil to drizzle on anything you desire! Garlic mayo, too...

      Garlic "confit" is delicious - lots of recipes online for that.

      Have you made candied garlic? Delicious - sweet and savoury. Again, lots of recipes online.

      Thinly slice garlic and spread out the chips to roast; they burn easily so you have to watch closely but man, they are good on pretty much anything.

      Sorry - after typing that I realize you are looking for a condiment to purchase...

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        Sue in Mt P RE: chefathome Feb 13, 2011 07:37 AM

        OK I'm on my way over.

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          greygarious RE: chefathome Feb 14, 2011 11:02 AM

          Stonewall Kitchen makes an award-winning roasted garlic and onion jam. It is carried in pricier supermarkets and gourmet shops, and sold online.

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            chefathome RE: greygarious Feb 15, 2011 08:46 AM

            I did not realize that - I've been making my own. I've seen some Stonewall products available in Canada. Recipes highlighting their products are also on their website - thanks!

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          Val RE: Humbucker Feb 13, 2011 05:44 AM

          ooh!ooh! I know...someone on this board or home cooking said to drop whole garlic cloves (peel off) into a jar of pickled jalapenos or any other pickled product...in a few days, you have pickled garlic and it is a JOY to munch munch munch on! Really delicious and easy!

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            Humbucker RE: Val Feb 13, 2011 06:36 AM

            I love pickled garlic, but I'm looking for something that's more (though not necessarily just) about straight garlic flavor than a powerful sour/pickled taste. It can be spicy, though.

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              CCSPRINGS RE: Humbucker Feb 14, 2011 01:42 PM

              I used to buy chili paste with garlic in the Asian markets in Queens. I believe the brand was 'Lan Chi'? So good, but you better have mints or gum or nobody will sit near you.

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            sancan RE: Humbucker Feb 13, 2011 07:49 AM

            One year I gave garlic gift baskets to several foodie friends. It was a long time ago, but one friend still talks about the roasted garlic mustard - the garlic chocolate was NOT her fav. I made a roasted garlic mustard for myself and have continued to make it to this day. While I cannot remember the vendor, it was one of the Gilroy California garlic festival folk. You can google "garlic gifts" and find many products to order online, or to get ideas to make products in your own kitchen.

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              tianted RE: Humbucker Feb 14, 2011 09:57 AM

              Try Cinnabar Specialty Foods' NEERA'S Kashmiri Marinade - garlic and ginger dynamite Indian combination. Just perfect balance. Simple with lots of mustard seeds. Braised chicken, red wine and this product makes a velvety good dinner. They have a bunch of other stuff too. Mail order, Whole Foods, etc.

              1. enbell RE: Humbucker Feb 14, 2011 09:26 PM

                Your question made me curious. Here are some results of my initial search


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