How to make roasted garlic
Have you ever wondered how to make roasted garlic? It's a seriously easy way to add incredible flavour to all sorts of dishes!
Servings: 1 head
To make 1 head of roasted garlic (double or triple as required):
- 1 head garlic
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Black pepper
- Small bunch fresh thyme, rosemary, oregano or sage (optional)
Peel most of the papery skin from the head of garlic, and cut off the top, exposing the garlic inside each clove. Place inside a foil-lined dish. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. If you have some woody herbs to hand (e.g. thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage), adding a few sprigs underneath the garlic can add extra flavour.
Fold the foil up around the garlic, and scrunch or fold it tightly to seal.
Roast at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F). After about 30 minutes in the oven, check the garlic every 10 minutes or so, and take it out when it's cooked to your liking. I find about 45 minutes is perfect.
When the roasted garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze each clove out of its skin. You can serve the cloves whole, or mash them thoroughly to make a roasted garlic paste.
Serving: 0.5head | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.8g | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.1g | Calcium: 22mg