COOKING TIP VII, roasting garlic


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Raw garlic can be somewhat fierce.  By roasting it the spiciness (spicy like ginger, not like chilis) gets replaced with sweetness.  It makes for a great addition in salad dressings, pestos, sauces, and fancy butters.  My favorite is smeared on toast with a drizzle of olive oil and salt.  It’s simple.  And simplicity always wins.

Take the head of garlic and cut off the top 1/4 inch (like above).  Place head on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.  Wrap and place in 350°F or 175°C oven for 1 hour until aromatic.  Remove and pop out cloves.  Store in refrigerator.