I LOVE garlic!!! What I don't love is the way my breath smells after eating it. Roasting garlic takes away the strong, pungent flavour of raw garlic and turns it into something sweet and delectable.
Here is my easy how-to for roasting garlic:
Step 1: Take a whole head of garlic, and cut off the very top portion, to reveal the cloves.
Step 2: Place the head of garlic on a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with about 1 tsp. of olive oil.
Step 3: Wrap the garlic in the foil and place in a 450 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Step 4: Once cooled, unwrap the garlic and remove the cloves with a small fork or by squeezing the head of garlic. The cloves should now be soft and golden brown.
Step 5: Mash the cloves with a pinch of salt using a fork to make a paste.
Use this roasted garlic paste to jazz up your regular mayo, barbeque sauce, pasta sauce or mashed potatoes. You can even eat it as is, spread on some bread. Be creative, personally I find roasted garlic goes with everything. The paste will last for about a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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