We eat garlic on a daily basis. There really isn’t very much we don’t put it in… ok well typically we just cook with it at dinner time, but as far as that goes, there really isn’t much we don’t put it in.
One of my all time favorite ways of eating garlic though, is quite possible the simplest and sweetest.
Roast it! All of it, together, as a bulb!
Just wrap it in aluminium foil, or place in a clay garlic pot, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 30-40 minutes. The garlic turns sweet & soft, and has lovely flavor and texture. How you eat it once it’s cooked is completely up to you, but the list of how-to goes on forever.
You could pull each clove out one at a time and eat them with your fingers (or a fork), spread it on a whole grain baguette or cracker, mash them into your favorite pasta sauce or blend into ceaser salad dressing. And that’s just the beginning.
That being said, in my mind, garlic is a perfect food. It contains calcium, vitamin c, phosphorus and potassium. It’s antibacterial, a decongestant, antiviral, and lowers cholesterol. Nature’s own antibiotic.
2 garlic bulbs
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper
2 Small aluminium foil squares
Place the garlic bulb on it’s side and cut off the top of the bulb with a serrated knife, just enough so the tip of each clove is showing. Place each bulb on an aluminium square. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in oven at 350F for 30-40 minutes, or each clove is soft and squishy. You should be able to smell the sweet garlicky fragrance.