THE EASIEST RECIPE FOR ROASTED GARLIC
Slow-roasted garlic is an exceptional ingredient, offering a world of possibilities in the kitchen. This roasted garlic recipe is simply delicious. There are no other words needed.
Its use extends far beyond the ordinary, enhancing dishes like mashed potatoes, hummus, or even a rich tomato coulis with its subtle sweetness and rich, mellow flavor.
This recipe for roasted garlic is: LOW CARB, KETO-FRIENDLY and GLUTEN-FREE.
The Inspiration for this recipe for roasted garlic
We love roasted garlic. Somehow it makes its way into just about dinner around our house. It's so much more mellow and earthy than regular garlic. It's also easier to use since it is already cooked. As we all know, once garlic burns, there's no going back. Burned garlic will not only stink up the kitchen, but it will ruin an entire dish.
Over the years, I've made thousands of heads of roasted garlic. The problem is that it never lasts long enough. So, to fix that, we started buying bulk pre-pealed garlic and slow-roasting it.
This recipe slowly cooks the garlic, making almost a confit. I keep it in the refrigerator for up to six months (this is my preference; please store it according to your preferences), and it tastes great.
Just keep the roasted garlic covered in the oil in an airtight container. Whenever you need some, grab a fork and get the good stuff.
Is this recipe for roasted garlic low carb?
Yes, this recipe for roasted garlic is low carb. Roasted garlic itself contains minimal carbohydrates, and the main ingredient, garlic, is naturally low in carbs. The use of olive oil, salt, and pepper does not add any significant carbs to the dish, making it a suitable choice for those following a low-carb lifestyle.
This recipe is a great way to add depth and flavor to your meals without increasing your carb intake.
This recipe is really 2 for 1! Not only will you get the most tender and delicious roasted garlic, but you will also get some super tasty roasted garlic oil. Typically I will cover the garlic with more olive oil than is needed for roasting so we will have extra garlic oil. It's fantastic in just about any savory dish and in salad dressings!
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Storing the roasted garlic:
When storing your roasted garlic, it's crucial to keep the garlic cloves fully submerged in olive oil. This method prevents exposure to air, significantly reducing the risk of spoilage.
Store your garlic and oil mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This careful storage technique will help maintain the garlic's flavor and quality, allowing you to enjoy this versatile, low-carb condiment in your cooking for an extended period. Remember, keeping the garlic submerged in oil is key to its preservation.
This recipe for roasted garlic is used in the following recipes:
Roasted Garlic Sautéed Mushrooms: Experience the earthy richness of mushrooms elevated with the mellow sweetness of slow-roasted garlic in this tantalizing side dish.
Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup: Dive into a bowl of comfort with this vibrant soup, where roasted garlic blends harmoniously with sweet red peppers and tomatoes for a heartwarming meal.
Roasted Eggplant Appetizer: Discover the luscious blend of roasted garlic and tender eggplant in this appetizer, a perfect start to an exquisite dining experience.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: Savor the irresistible combination of crispy bacon and caramelized Brussels sprouts, all brought together with a touch of roasted garlic for a truly delectable side.
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Casserole: Indulge in this creamy, cheesy casserole where roasted garlic infuses Brussels sprouts with an unparalleled depth of flavor.
Fresh Tomato Coulis: An amazing topping for grilled or pan-seared chicken, pork, or fish. It brings a delightful counterpoint to most of these dishes.
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Treat yourself to this classic comfort dish, where the richness of roasted garlic adds a sophisticated twist to the traditional mashed potatoes (note: this recipe is not low carb).
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Final Thoughts on the Roasted Garlic Recipe:
Roasted garlic is something that is great to have at your fingertips whenever you need it. On the day that I made this batch, we were having roasted leg of lamb. For the preparation on the lamb, I used the roasted garlic as the base for a paste that included sauteed shallots, rosemary, thyme, lemon zest and some dijon mustard. You can use a paste like this on chicken, pork or lamb. It's delicious and it all started with the roasted garlic.
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