Instead of wearing a garland of garlic around your neck to repel vampires, we suggest preparing one of these tasty garlic dishes.
September 17, 2008
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Pancetta-wrapped Garlic Recipe Boiling garlic, much like roasting, is a great way to get the cloves tender and the flavor mellow. Wrap each clove in a strip of pancetta, and you've got a tasty little appetizer.
2 of 14Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Claire Spollen
Ash-Roasted Garlic Recipe You can use the last heat of a wood or charcoal fire to efficiently roast garlic (or in an oven, roast the garlic at 400° for 1 hour). Use ash-roasted garlic in vinaigrettes, marinades, spread under the skin of chicken or grilled steak.
4 of 14Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
6 of 14Photo: Randy Dausch; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Roasted Garlic and Chive Dip
Roasted Garlic and Chive Dip Recipe Serve with sweet mini bell peppers or sliced summer squash. If you can find roasted garlic cloves at the salad bar in your grocery store, sub for raw garlic and skip the 8 minutes of cooking in the skillet.
7 of 14Becky Luigart-Stayner
Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Cassoulet
Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Cassoulet Recipe A cassoulet is a classic country French dish made with white beans and sausage or other types of meat. It's covered and cooked slowly to allow time for all the flavors to blend. Instead of sausage, this hearty fall version features cubed butternut squash and pancetta. The garlic is roasted first, and then the pulp is added to the squash mixture before it's baked.
8 of 14Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Goat Cheese, Roasted Garlic,and Tomato Croutes
Goat Cheese, Roasted Garlic,and Tomato Croutes Recipe Roasting the garlic and the tomatoes is the key to flavor in these savory appetizers. After the garlic is roasted, you combine the pulp with the goat cheese, spread it on the toasted baguette slices, and top with tomato wedges.
9 of 14Photo: Karry Hosford
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Butter
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic Butter Recipe The rich garlic flavor of these creamy mashed potatoes comes from a garlic butter that's made with roasted garlic, butter, shallots and fresh rosemary. You can make the garlic butter up to three days ahead and store it in the refrigerator.
10 of 14Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Roasted Garlic and Shallot Potato Soup with Cheesy Croutons
Garlic-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe For a simple and delicious appetizer, fill tender mushroom caps with a savory mixture of garlic, whipping cream and breadcrumbs and bake until lightly browned.
12 of 14Becky Luigart-Stayner
Spaghettini with Oil and Garlic
Spaghettini with Oil and Garlic Recipe Leave off the sauce and try this classic Italian dish where you lightly toss the pasta in a simple mixture of garlic, olive oil, parsley and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with freshly ground Parmesan cheese just before serving.
13 of 14Photography: Karry Hosford
Purée of Roasted Garlic and White Vegetables
Purée of Roasted Garlic and White Vegetables Recipe Replace mashed potatoes with this unique puree of potatoes, celeriac, turnip and roasted garlic. Because the mixture is blended with whipping cream, it's ultra–rich and smooth, and the flavor is bold enough to pair with hearty lamb, beef, pork or wild game entrees.
14 of 14Photo: James Baigrie; Styling: Lindsey Beatty
Roasted Garlic Aioli
Roasted Garlic Aioli Recipe Aioli is a garlic–flavored mayonnaise often used as an accompaniment for meats and vegetables. Here, you make your own mayonnaise with olive oil and eggs and stir in roasted garlic and marinated artichoke hearts. Serve it as a creamy dip for fresh raw veggies.