As much as I enjoy cooking and eating garlic, I have never attempted to roast my own at home. Well, today was that day and I must say I am totally happy with the results. If you have never tried it yourself, here is a quick and super easy way to make some home made roasted garlic for adding to your favorite spaghetti sauce, rice, or even just to spread on some hot, fresh bread and a little EVOO. On my yum!
Here it is:
3-5 garlic bulbs – trim off the tops about 1/4 inches to expose the garlic cloves
3 tbsp of vermouth or dry gin
1/4 cup of olive oil
salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
After you trim off the tops, place each bulb of a piece of foil. Each bulb will be ultimately be individually wrapped and roasted in foil. Drizzle about 2 teaspoons of vermouth or gin over each bulb, followed by a teaspoon of olive oil, then a bit of salt & pepper on each bulb. If you want it sweeter, then drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey.
Tightly wrap each bulb and roast in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the cloves are soft and spreadable. Unwrap each bulb and enjoy.