Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is delicious simply spread on a slice of toasted bread, but it can also be used to spice up some of your favorite dishes. Try blending it with cream cheese and fresh herbs for a tasty appetizer or make a great tasting meal by tossing roasted garlic with pasta, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

4 heads of garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/8 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth

  • Remove the excess papery exterior wrapping from the garlic heads without splitting up the cloves.
  • Slice the top 1/4 inch off the garlic head, exposing the garlic inside.
  • Arrange the garlic in a baking dish.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the tops of the garlic and sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the baking dish.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place in a preheated 350 degree oven for one hour, basting occasionally. Remove the foil during the last 15 minutes or so.

When done the cloves will be buttery soft and piping hot so allow them to cool slightly before serving.

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