Saturday, April 16, 2011
The (Garlic) Lovers Test
Roasted garlic. It's the ultimate appetizer.
Lucky for me, Chris loves garlic too. To me, garlic breath just means the end of a fabulous meal. Anyone who loves garlic needs to try roasting it. And anyone who loves someone who loves garlic should kiss them after eating it!
Roasting garlic is SO SIMPLE. I'm going to introduce you to something I discovered on the whim. A PERFECT COMBO. Enter hummus stage left.
Salt and Pepper
Here you go.
First, I cut off the top. Just a little bit.
I'm going for two flat tops because...
You're gonna slice it again. You want both halves to lay flat. They don't need to look perfect. It's what the pros call "rustic" (i.e. similar to calling jeans with holes in them stylish, only in the food world).
Place them in a baking dish.
Take a closer look before the magic happens.
Drizzle olive oil. Sprinkle dried basil, salt and pepper.
Roast at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until browned lightly. If you poke them with a fork they should go through with ease.
Scoop the clove halves out with a butter knife or a spoon. Serve with hummus.
Once again, who needs dinner when your appetizer's this good?!