Happy Friday friends! Hey, did you know that tomorrow is National Garlic Day? Who knew…well now we do. Honestly if it weren’t for #FridayRecipeClub how would we know these things?! It’s kind of fascinating really…I mean who makes these food days official anyway?
Ah well, no matter…I do love garlic though. You? I mean the way it smells when it’s being cooked…it’s truly one of my most favourite smells. So for todays recipe I made Roasted Garlic Olive Oil, and let me tell you about this recipe…it makes my mouth water. The whole house smelled like garlic heaven while is simmered in the oven. And it took me all of less than 5 minutes to prep and make, as the oven does all the hard work. This is the easiest recipe ever I swear.
But what to do with it you ask? This oil can be used for garlic bread, drizzled over veggies for roasting, in a balsamic vinegar dressing, rubbed on meat before roasting or grilling…or wherever you use olive oil and want a little garlic kick. Because it’s a kick you’ll get…the oil is loaded with garlic flavour.
I found this recipe in the cookbook Homemade Condiments by Jessica Harlan. This book is packed with condiment recipes that use fresh, natural ingredients…everything from homemade ketchup, to BBQ sauces, salad dressings, infused oils, pesto, chutneys and on and on. It’s a fantastic book if you’re looking to make your own condiments. I truly recommend it. I can’t wait to make my own BBQ sauce this summer to slather on my Brown Sugar Rubbed Ribs! Deeeeelish!
But I especially can’t wait to use this oil on roasted chicken! Whoa yum.
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 5 large cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Measure out the oil into a ramekin.
- Add the garlic pieces.
- Cover with tin foil and bake for 30 - 45 minutes, or until the garlic is soft when pierced.
- Remove the garlic, and save it to add to soups, stews, or smear it on bread. (I actually kept the garlic in mine.)
- Transfer the oil to a sterilized glass bottle or jar and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
- – - – - – - – -
For more delicious garlic recipes, visit the gals in my #FridayRecipeClub:
- Garlic Shrimp by My Organized Chaos
- Homemade Garlic Mayo by Mommy Moment
- Easy Cheesy Garlic Biscuits by Simply Stacie
- Lobster Avocado Sandwich by Spaceships and Laser Beams
- Pasta Carbonara with Bacon and Garlic by Sober Julie
- How to Roast Garlic by me
- Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Onion Jam by me
Have a delicious day!