Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Roasted Garlic - Italian Aroma Therapy!

Ahh…  Roasted Garlic!   Is there anything better?  I say there isn’t… 

You can make roasted garlic to add to your recipes

Here I will teach you how to make roasted garlic, so that you can use it in all of your roasted garlic recipes.

As the smell of the garlic roasting permeates your house, all I can say is this is Italian Aroma Therapy at its finest!  

Roasted garlic is incredibly easy to make.  You can add roasted garlic to just about any dish, sauce, bread, casserole, or dressing. Use your imagination!

You can roast extra bulbs of garlic and store them in a covered container in the refrigerator.  They store for up to a week.  This way you will have roasted garlic on hand whenever you need it.  All you have to do is squeeze a clove out of its skins when needed.


•    2 large garlic heads
•    Organic extra virgin-olive oil
•    sea salt
•    pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 


Trim the roots from the bottom of the garlic bulb so that the garlic will not roll when placed in the foil. Next, trim a thin slice from the top of the bulbs to expose a little of each of the cloves. 

Drizzle olive oil over the tops of the exposed garlic and salt and pepper to taste. 

Place cut-side up on some aluminum foil. Fold the foil to make a foil tent.  There should be some room for air to circulate within the tent, but it should be sealed, so that the moisture of the garlic will steam it.

Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until garlic is a golden brown and the cloves are very tender. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the bulbs.

Remove the garlic from oven.   Be VERY CAREFUL when opening the aluminum foil.    Steam will come out and can burn you.

At this point you can add the cloves to any dish you like or spread it on your Italian bread.


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