The ways in which you can then use this "garlic candy" as I call it, are endless. You can use them in dressings, sauces, marinades, smeared on a slice of toasted baguette with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt, in aioli, on roasted meats, grilled meats, fish, chicken breast, with vegetables, on baked potatoes, in pasta, and on, and on...
Roasted Garlic with Robust Olive Oil
7-9 firm, whole heads of garlic, with the stem end sliced off. (Do not slice the root end or the bulb may fall apart)
1/3 cup Fresh, Robust, extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400. In a pie tin, cake pan, or other shallow oven proof baking vessel, place the garlic heads cut side up. Drizzle each head generously with approximately two teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil.
Seal the pan tight with aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes, until the garlic is fragrant, soft, and golden brown.
This is a simple recipe that can be whipped up in a few minutes. Keep the ingredients in your pantry for perfect last minute appetizer.
2 15oz cans Garbanzo Beans, drained
1/3 Cup Chipotle Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Roasted Sesame Oil
2 large cloves Garlic, peeled
1/2 Tablespoon Cumin, ground
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Adjust seasonings if needed.
-Try using Garlic, Lemon, Lime, or Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil instead of Chipotle.
-Try adding in a can of drained roasted red peppers for a fun color and flavor.
Keep a bag of frozen cooked shrimp in your freezer to have on hand for this tasty, healthy, and simple appetizer!
1/2 Pound cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, chopped
1/2 Mango, diced (about 1 Cup)
1/4 Cup red onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
24 endive leaves or about 3 small heads
Gently remove endive leaves from head and wash with cold water, allow to dry. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Spoon mixture into endive leaves right before serving.
Makes 24 pieces