Friday, May 6, 2011

Roasted Garlic

Garlic often referred to as the "stinking rose" is one of natures most potent herbal remedies. This superfood is revered for its healing powers and shunned for its pungent after effects. Garlic's properties are antibiotic, antiseptic, antifungal and it wards off vampires! Garlic is ubiquitous in every culture's cuisine.
Roasting garlic transforms the pungent cloves into a sweet mellow caramelized paste. This is a great technique to have on hand. Roasted garlic is delicious spread over your favorite bread, added to purees, sauces and soups.

Roasted Garlic

1 head garlic
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Peel off the papery skin from the head of garlic. Slice off the top fifth of the head and place the garlic on a piece of foil. Drizzle the oil and salt over the exposed area. Wrap in foil and cook until softened, about 45 minutes.
 
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