Uses for your leftover garlicSeptember 28, 2015
If you ever have extra cloves of garlic hanging around, don’t end up throwing them out! Here are some delicious uses for your leftover garlic.
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Mix crushed garlic cloves with softened butter and a pinch of sea salt. For an extra flavour hit add some chopped fresh herbs or chilli. Great to use with grilled meats and seafood or toss through steamed vegetables.[title maintitle=”” subtitle=”ROASTED GARLIC SOUP”]
1. Preheat the oven to a medium heat. Mix 40 unpeeled garlic cloves in olive oil, salt and pepper, and place in a baking dish. Cover the dish with foil, and bake until the garlic is brown and tender. Then, remove the dish from the oven and allow the cloves to cool slightly. Squeeze the cooked garlic between your finger tips to release the cloves from the skin. Set aside.
2. Melt a knob of butter in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add one large brown onion and some fresh thyme, and cook until the onion becomes translucent. Add the cooked garlic and cook until fragrant.
3. Add some chicken stock and simmer, for approximately 20 minutes.
4. Puree the soup with a stick blender and add a generous dollop of cream. 5. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and a wedge of lemon, and season generously with cracked black pepper and sea salt.[title maintitle=”” subtitle=”GARLIC BREAD”]
To make homemade garlic bread: Cut a loaf of bread at 2cm intervals, three quarters of the way through. Spread garlic butter into each incision. Place in a hot oven until the butter has melted and your bread is golden and toasty. Best enjoyed piping hot with your favourite Italian pasta or saucy slowed cooked dish. Another tasty tip is to rub a cut clove of raw garlic over toasted bread. Drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Hey Presto – garlic bread!
What’s your tip for using up extra garlic at the end of the week? Let us know in the comments below.