How to roast garlic

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My grandma used to say that garlic is the best medicine for everything, from grumpiness to craziness! We have always used tons of garlic in our kitchen but I wanted to know how to correctly roast it - without a fuss. So, last weekend with the help of Joy's recipe, I managed to smell up my whole flat with the deliciously stincky garlic smell, fresh out of the oven! Balazs and I spent the whole afternoon eating roasted garlic-avocado toasts and drinking cheap wine. (Recipe here) I guess it's one of those things that you either love or hate. Which one are you? What's your favourite garlic recipe? xo

P.S: Fun fact: an effective way to get rid of garlic breath is eating a bit of lemon or chew on fresh mint!
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(photos by Joy)

55 comments:

Vanisha said...

Hi Diana, That looks yum! Will have to try it - sending my husband the link to the recipe right now ;)

Michelle's Style File said...

I love garlic and this looks pretty darn amazing! Love your blog btw- following on Bloglovin'

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Jess said...

I actually had no idea that this is how you roast garlic... thanks for the insight!

xo jess

Lady Grey said...

I think it's adorable that your grandmother knew the cure for grumpiness! And that it was garlic!
Too cute... and I love roasted garlic too!

Something Old, Something New said...

This is great! I never knew how to roast garlic so thank you for the tip :)

Hope you're week is going well!

Cara said...

omg I love this (the photos, this is how I roast garlic)!

Renée said...

I love garlic and I don't think it smells in a bad way :D haha, good old garlic bread it my favorite!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love making roasted garlic- we make pounds at a time and keep it in the fridge for easy use-
Our new favorite is tossing some into the fresh bread I bake-

Here is the post I wrote a few weeks ago about garlic, how we use it and it's health benefits.

http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2011/04/garlic-roasted-garlic-health-benefits.html

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh your grandmother was right! It's also great in honey when you have a cold.

The photos are gorgeous. They make me want to go and roast garlic right now! :)

style'n said...

Thank you for this post Diana. I am saving it and I will try it for sure. I am a HUGE fan of anything with garlic. And these photos are beautiful.

marissa from the boot said...

sorry diana...but i'm a garlic hater. i like just a tinnnny bit when i cook, but i could never just eat it alone. i feel like it stays with me all day!

pixelhazard said...

Love love. We use a lot of ginger too ,to point that mum talks as though they are one united edible agent. "can you get the crushed gingergarlic?"

om nom nom

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Stephanie said...

I looooooove garlic. I sautee it and put it on pretty much everything. I've never roasted it though, despite the fact that I own a little contraption that exists for the sole purpose of roasting garlic. Go figure. :-P

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

roasted garlic - ummm YUM YUM YUM

LCR said...

wow! would have never known how to do this... or that chewing on lemon would help the nasty garlic breath!
thanks, girl:)
xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Stephanie, that sounds interesting and pixelhazard, next time I'm going to try it with ginger. That combination sounds delicious. Thanks!

Diana Mieczan said...

Caroline, I remember eating garlic in honey as a child when I had a cold! Thanks for the reminder:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Vanessa, she was such a sweetheart:)

Melanie's Randomness said...

There is very little I cook without minced garlic! I've never cooked the whole bulb like this! Looks delicious!!

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Tanvi said...

I love it but my husband would hate the smell in the house :P

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Dionne said...

Mmmmm... roasted garlic. How heavenly!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

wait, wait, wait. garlic and avocado? i've never had this combination.
AND i just happened to have picked up avocados and garlic at the farmstand yesterday. spooky...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Mmm LOVE roasted garlic! I actually microwave garlic or a minute first and then roast it to speed up the cooking time!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Kristina said...

looks delicious. I love to make garlic butter, eaten with fresh bread and some bbq.
soooo good :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Chic 'n Cheap Living, that is a brilliant tip!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ren, it's fantastic! Thank you for the link.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oooh i heart garlic. I tried baked shrimps with garlic and butter and it was ahhhhmazing. =)

Krystal said...

i love every single thing about garlic...it's so good :)

jessica said...

i love garlic!! and thanks for the garlic breath tip... haven't heard of those... :-)

ps: i'm hosting a giveaway for an awesome ampersand sign... hope you'll join in!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm so in love with garlic...pretty much with anything and served any way...but this looks particularly delish! LOVE IT!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh yum!! Thanks for sharing!

Hogger + Co. said...

Besides the smelling up of the whole house; we do love our roasted garlic! So tasty...and great way to make garlic bread easily, without the butter.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i love garlic!! thanks for sharing a fun way to prepare it :)

Natalie said...

Loved reading this, and garlic avocado toasts sound incredible!

Diana said...

My husband loves garlic, I should show this to him!! I hope you have a wonderful day love! <3

Annie said...

I agree - garlic is magical! I love it so much. We went to a restaurant in San Fran called the Stinking Rose that was garlic themed where we even had garlic ice cream (actually good.. tasted like vanilla with a hint of garlic)!

Jen said...

I put garlic on EVERYTHING!! Thanks for this post sweetie pie!

Kelly said...

I could seriously eat an entire thing of roasted garlic by myself. In fact, I kind of want to do that for dinner now!

La Feem said...

Roasted garlic is one of my all time faves!

Have a great day lovey. xo

Signe said...

Oh dear, this looks too good!
Hugs and a happy Wednesday evening to you :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

YUM! ive had roasted garlic once at an italian restaurant and it was SO tasty :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams
ps remember to link up over at my cinco de mayo blog crawl tomorrow!

Diana Mieczan said...

Annie, garlic ice cream? I would love to try that...

Amber Blue Bird said...

my fave is to roast garlic and put it in mashed potatoes!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I love this! I usually just wrap the garlic in foil and roast it! I loved roasted garlic in mashed potatoes!

annie markantonatou said...

I would love a piece of hot bread with roasted garlic on it and some olive oil!

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Googlover/keishua said...

yummy! this is making me hungry. I love garlic on anything!

Bron said...

Soo delish! Love garlic. And love your lemon tip too.

Jennifer said...

Mmm garlic -- love it! I've never roasted it on my own, though. I'll have to give it a try!

Alely said...

love garlic! i've never roasted garlic before so i will have to give it a try myself.

Diana Mieczan said...

Frankie and Annie, you girls are making me hungry!!! Garlic in mashed potatoes or with a hot piece of bread sounds delicious right now:)

kendallcrow said...

Thanks for sharing. I really need to try this. I love roasted garlic, but have never attempted it on my own. Sounds/looks delicious with avocado and toast.

-Kendall

hi-d said...

I love garlic too! Caesar salad, garlic bread, or any Italian dish. YUM!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I think I like garlic in moderation :) As long as it's not too strong!
I know garlic is a good remedy for colds and flus!

heidi adnum said...

Yum yum!

Polly said...

I love garlic! I could eat it by the clove (if it wasn't so stinky!). I do love roast garlic too. And those avocado and garlic toasts look pretty amazing! x

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