Sweet & Delicious – Roasted Garlic

August 6, 2012

Due to this years super soggy summer, our usually plentiful summer vegetables such as Peas and Broccoli are very low. However, one veg that has flourished is that glorious and versatile bulb, Garlic.

Garlic has many health benefits and works beautifully when combined with herbs and spices or used to add flavour to all manner of dishes.

One of our favourite ways to serve garlic is simply roasted.

When prepared in this way, the garlic loses much of it’s pungency and becomes, sweet, mild and sticky. Delicious! Here is a very easy method to try at home…

First, chop the top of the whole bulb, leaving the rest of the skin intact.

Drizzle the whole bulb with olive oil and season the exposed cloves with salt and black pepper. You could also add some finely chopped herbs such as parsley, rosemary or thyme.

Wrap and seal the whole bulb tightly in greaseproof paper or foil. Roast on a medium high temperature for 30-40 minutes until soft and squidgy.

Leave the roasted garlic to cool a little. Now, its ready to eat! We like to spread it on toast with fresh tomatoes or avocado, add it to a pasta dish or serve with a creamy roasted Camembert. Why not give it a try? Let us know what you think!

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