Monday, September 26, 2011

Garlic salad!


50 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup fresh lemon juice (or balsamic vinegar)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground or cracked black pepper
1 tbsp herbs


Start by peeling all that garlic.
Now bring a saucepan of water to boil.
Once the water is boiling, turn off heat and drop garlic cloves into hot water.
Let sit in water for 3 to 5 minutes (use the shorter time if you like a sharper raw garlic flavor; the longer time results in a much milder garlic flavor).
Remove garlic and plunge into (or rinse thoroughly with) cold water to stop the cloves from "cooking" any further.
Dissolve the salt into the lemon juice.
Now make a "vinaigrette" with the olive oil, lemon juice/salt, pepper and herbs.
Place garlic into jars and pour oil mixture to top the cloves.

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