I used to be a big fan of caramelized garlic. But all the oil that is typically used meant it was out of the question. I tried roasting the garlic with a little water and it worked like a charm. If you want to reduce your oil consumption but miss caramelized garlic give this method a try. It works great for me.
Steam Roasted Caramelized Garlic
Makes 4 heads of garlic
4 heads of garlic
2 tablespoons of water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Slice the garlic in half through the equator. Allow the sliced garlic to sit for at least 10 minutes (while the oven is preheating) so the allicin can develop before it goes into the oven. Place the halved heads of garlic on a large piece of aluminum foil and add two tablespoons of water. Thoroughly seal the foil and bake until the garlic is soft. The exact time will depend on your oven but it will take about forty five minutes to an hour.
You can wrap the heads and freeze them separately to be used later.
Nutritional Information per head:
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 67.05
Calories From Fat (3%) - 1.89
Total Fat - 0.23g
Saturated Fat - 0.04g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium - 7.87mg
Potassium - 180.52mg
Total Carbohydrates - 14.88g
Fiber - 0.95g
Sugar - 0.45g
Protein - 2.86g
When I first tried this I wasn’t certain what to expect but it works great. I now make it every couple of weeks so I always have it on hand.
I roasted some garlic this morning so that I can make roasted garlic and olive pesto today. If you read the comments you know Brandi asked about how I make olive pesto so I wanted to get that posted today before I forgot. Thankfully it is a quick thing to whip together. My mind has been much more scattered than normal lately!
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I will be back later today with another recipe.