The aroma of garlic-infused foods is powerful; here are a few tips for getting the most out of your cloves
There is nothing tastier than a hint - or bold burst - of fresh garlic added to a dish. When roasted, its flavor makes a great alternative to salt and fatty spreads for those who are health-conscious.
Roasted garlic is even better when added to recipes. It's best to roast several as they'll keep refrigerated for up to three weeks.
The standard method
Roasted garlic can be pureed to combine with soups or be used as a spread.
If you are including garlic in a saute, add it only near the end of the cooking time. If garlic burns, it turns bitter and becomes inedible, along with the rest of the food.
Fresh garlic is preferred over garlic salt or powders. Minced garlic in jars includes preservatives that can also alter the flavor of a dish.
A standard garlic clove is approximately 5 calories, with no cholesterol, fat, or sodium. It also contains a trace amount of Vitamin C.
Here are some handy tips for removing the smell of garlic from hands:
-Under running water,
rub hands with a stainless steel spoon. Then use soap and water and
Roasted garlic may leave an odor in plastic containers. Wash the container and fill with a wadded piece of newspaper. Replace the lid and leave for a few days.
To get rid of garlic
breath, rinse and then chew on a sprig of fresh parsley.
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