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Roasted Garlic Paste and how to Roast Garlic

Learn how to roast 1 bulb of garlic for amazing roasted garlic paste. Also how to store roasted garlic to use for all your dishes.
 
how to roast 1 bulb of garlic, roasted garlic paste, how to store roasted garlic

 

Do you want a simple trick that can revolutionize your dishes?  Of course you do, we all do!   We love simple and easy but with the most bang.  Well I have it for you today!   

How to roast 1 bulb garlic should have been one of the first lessons I learned when I started cooking.  It’s such an easy way to add that awesome aromatic flavor to so many dishes.   Roasting garlic transforms garlic from raw and crunchy to this delectable soft caramelized almost sweet flavor.    I swear roasted garlic paste is almost like magic and it adds the most delicious mouthwatering aroma to your home.  

It’s so easy to do and the possibilities are endless and if you know  how to store roasted garlic you can always have this on hand.  Smear roasted garlic paste on bread, add to soups, to mashed potatoes, to veggie dishes, to pasta dishes, spread it on a pizza crust or even on a nice steak. 

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How to roast 1 bulb of garlic:

 

1 bulb of garlic, roasted garlic paste

 

So grab a couple of garlic bulbs, always do at least two because if you don’t, you will wish you did because you can’t have too much roasted garlic.  This is a great way to use those garlic bulbs that have been in the pantry for a while but fresh ones are even better.  Either way you will not be disappointed.  

 

roasted garlic paste

 

With a sharp paring knife, slice off the top of the bulb exposing all the cloves.

 

1 bulb of garlic for roasting

 

Place the garlic bulb in a square piece of foil large enough to completely wrap up the garlic bulb.    Drizzle with olive oil and close foil to seal completely.

 

roasted garlic

 

Place in a 400 degree preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes, check for doneness by squeezing the head, cloves should feel soft when pressed.   Continue cooking and checking ever 10 minutes until the it’s soft.   Remove from oven and allow to cool, open foil carefully saving any oils.  

Roasted garlic paste:

 

how to store roasted garlic

  
Gently squeeze out each garlic clove and smash with a fork.  Place in a small dish and add the saved oil from the foil packets. Blend well.  You could also add just a pinch of salt. 

 

How to store roasted garlic:

 So you can easily have this amazing flavor always on hand you need to know how to store roasted garlic 

  •  After roasting and making your garlic paste, you can place it in a small leakproof container and cover with additional olive oil.  This will store in the fridge for about 2 weeks. 
  • You could also divide it up into ice trays or this handy Freezer Pods tray and freeze.  We usually have a container of  these 1 tbs cubes of frozen garlic paste handy at all time.  It’s so convenient. 

 Now wasn’t that tricky simple?   And can you think of ways it will revolutionize your dishes?  Go for it,  the sky’s the limit on how you can enjoy these precious globs of goodness!  You will soon learn that this is one flavor that you can not live without. 
  

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Roasted garlic Paste

Learn how to roast 1 bulb of garlic for amazing roasted garlic paste. Also how to store roasted garlic to use for all your dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 1 bulb of garlic, how to store roasted garlic, roasted garlic paste.
Servings: 4
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • foil square

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a sharp paring knife, slice off the tops of the garlic heads exposing the cloves
  • Place the garlic bulb in a square piece of foil large enough to completely wrap up the garlic bulb. Drizzle with olive oil and close foil to seal completely.
  • Place in a 400 degree preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes, check for doneness, the cloves should feel soft when pressed
  • Continue cooking and checking ever 10 minutes until it’s soft. Remove from oven and allow to cool, open foil carefully saving any oils.
  • Gently squeeze out each garlic clove and smash with a fork
  • Place in a small dish and add the saved oil from the foil packets. Blend well.  You could also add just a pinch of salt. 

To Store Garlic

  • After roasting and making your garlic paste, you can place it in a small leakproof container and cover with additional olive oil.  This will store in the fridge for about 2 weeks.
  • You could also divide it up into ice trays or this handy Freezer Pods tray and freeze.  We usually have a container of  these 1 tbs cubes of frozen garlic paste handy at all time.  It’s so convenient.


 
 

 

 

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Jamie Sherman

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

Seriously, I could eat roasted garlic like candy - it's sooooo good!!

Jenn

Thursday 29th of September 2016

Roasted garlic smeared directly on bread is the absolute best. I was actually just talking about roasted garlic the other day and how long it's been since I made some. It's so simple and a much different taste over raw garlic.