Roasted Garlic

– Recipe –

/ whole heads of garlic / olive oil / sea salt / lemon /

Preheat the oven to medium.

Slice the top off of the heads of garlic and leave everything else intact.  Rub a bit of lemon juice, salt, and even a bit of sugar on the top of the head, (the exposed garlic), if you wish a more distinct caramelazation.

Place garlic in a small baking dish, something close to their original size.  The only thing to watch out for hear is that the garlic doesn’t dry out.

Bake it for 45 minutes until soft on the inside.  When ready, serve the whole head.  Guests can grab individual cloves and squeeze from the bottom for a ready made garlic paste.

Toast a nice bread, spread a bit of butter, then garlic.  Sprinkle with salt.

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  • http://www.cookbookaddiction.blogspot.com Liliana

    Absolutely wonderful picture. It could not be more authentic.

  • http://www.parsnipsaplenty.com/ Lauren

    Beautiful! Where was this taken?

  • nick

    Thanks so much for the visit and the comment Liliana. I appreciate it. It was my first submission to tastespotting.

  • nick

    Thanks Lauren, this was taken at Crawford Market in Mumbai, in between the imported goods and the chickens and pets.

  • http://www.thursdaynightsmackdown.com michelle @ TNS

    whoa, fantastic shot! i can smell the garlic.

  • nick

    Thanks Michelle.

  • http://www.goodpeopleeats.blogspot.com Leigh

    wow…simply backs up my belief that Garlic is our most important ingredient!

  • nick

    absolutely.