Mornings are always interesting here at the Allrecipes office. This week, a “fun email” was centered on garlic. Stephanie J.’s email looked something like this:
What do you do with…
40 lbs of fresh garlic?
Thinking about preserving it but don’t know how I feel about pickling. Any ideas on spreads or what to do with this much garlic?
Any recommendations welcome.
Some suggestions from the twittersphere:
@jeremymeyers: @Allrecipes roast it! make a spread with the softened pieces, store in a mason jar in the fridge
@cpblackburn73: @Allrecipes I wrapped a head of garlic in aluminum foil with olive oil and salt and grilled it. That was amazing!
@fugu13: @Allrecipes garlic soup, from mastering the art of french cooking. Uses plenty, has a remarkable, delicate flavor (surprisingly)
@nanianeleia: pickle it. fry it. bake it. turn it into garlic chips! :-) RT @Allrecipes co-worker received a TON of garlic. Suggestions?
@EatAquaStar: @Allrecipes Perhaps a smoked (or even roasted) garlic soup--with some grilled shrimp? http://bit.ly/qcDr7N
@PotsandPans: @Allrecipes RE: a TON of garlic. Suggestions on what to do w/it? Separate cloves, peel and freeze in little tubs or ziplocks.
@BoredHousewife: @Allrecipes How about garlic clove bread? Not sure where to find a recipe for it, but our grocery store's bakery makes it and it is GREAT!
@MylesCatchpole: @Allrecipes To consume a lot of garlic quickly, it's hard to beat the simplicity and deliciousness of roast garlic cloves.
Some suggestions from ’Peeps in the office:
Sarah: Roast a couple of bulbs and use it on a plain baguette, pizza or focaccia
Cook lots of Italian food!
Todd: Made into spaghetti sauce and frozen or canned.
Stuffed into olives.
Alternately if it still has the stems then braid it and hang in a cool dry place, it will store for quite awhile.
So now I ask you, what would you do with about 40 pounds of fresh garlic?