There is nothing finer or more mellow tasting than roasted garlic. And it’s so easy, why not try it?
3-4 heads of fresh garlic, cut in half through the center, not stem to end
Extra virgin olive oil
A good-sized bunch of fresh thyme (lemon thyme is delicious)
About 20 whole black peppercorns
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees, In a glass baking dish set the garlic cut side down. Cover about halfway with olive oil and drop in the herbs and peppercorns. Cover the dish with foil and set in the oven to bake. The garlic takes about an hour and should look nicely caramelized. The garlic will slide out of the peel smoothly. Be sure to strain and save the oil, which will be full of infused garlic flavor. Use this garlic as a spread, as an addition in dressings, or as a garlic complement to any dish.
Sundried Tomato Pesto This recipe is wonderful – very dense and delicious. The measurements are not exact, however there is no way to mess this up. Six oven dried tomatoes (see Cathi’s Oven Dried Tomatoes) 1 whole bulb roasted garlic 1 clove fresh garlic, coarsely chopped 1 handful fresh basil (about 1/2 cup of leaves) […]
Cilantro Mint Pesto Another recipe from my buddy, Cathi Dicocco, this Cilantro Mint Pesto is light and delicious, with a little hint of heat from the jalapeño and brightness from the fresh lemon. There is no need to add oil, however you may if you wish. I love this as a light summer pasta dish. […]
Mock Maryland Crabcakes A delicious vegetarian alternative to traditional Maryland Crabcakes without any compromise on flavor. Ingredients: ½ c. celery ½ c. minced yellow onion 1/3 c. minced carrot ½ of a small green pepper, minced ¼ c. chopped parsley ½ t. neutral oil (canola or grapeseed) 16 oz. firm tofu, pressed and dry 1 […]
Wasabi Mayonnaise Easy and spicy, try this as an alternative to any sandwich dressing. Add more or less wasabi to your taste. Ingredients: 1/2 c. vegan mayo (Vegenaise works great) 4 oz. wasabi paste or 1-2 t. wasabi powder 1 T. soymilk To prepare: Mix all ingredients, garnish with cilantro and serve with warm Mock […]