Baba ghanoush, tzatziki, hummus.
All feature garlic as one of the most integral components of what, in their best form, are very short lists of ingredients. So it doesn’t seem right to let Greek Week pass without a little lesson on the roasting of garlic.In my opinion, garlic is best when it is roasted. Roasting garlic banishes the pungent aftertaste to the Underworld and brings out a warm, surprising sweetness that, tantalizes your tastebuds without terrifying your dinner date.*
*Or requiring the consumption of lots of gum and mint tea before other foods taste good again.
How to Roast Garlic
3. Off with its head!
(Well, just the top. I could make a very un-PC historical scalping reference here. I will not.*)
4. Make like a bored waiter dealing with leftovers and get wild with some aluminum.5. Roast your
swan garlic for about 30-45 minutes at 400 degrees.6. Squeeze it like go-gurt. Or a freezy pop.7. Make skordalia.Oh, wait. We’ll get to THAT tomorrow.