Garlic lovers rejoice. This simple preparation for our favorite veggie is so versatile, it can be made into spreads, dips, or just eaten on its own.
I had over 70 cloves. The yield was one small jam jar, approx 250 ml., plus a small bowl. The cloves were so tender that they literally were like toothpaste when I squeezed them from the skin. The smell was amazing. First there was the sharp smell of fresh uncooked garlic when you cut your clove tops off. Then as I roasted them on the grill, the smell mellowed to a sweeter one.
The garlic I used was called “colossal garlic” and it still had its sharp and hot flavor to it. The only issue is that the cloves were all at different heights. I had to remove the tops on different levels as you can see from the photos. The recipe was no less fantastic for that minor issue.