How to use Black Garlic – The Basics 7 ways
BlackGarlic is known by many names – aged garlic, fermented garlic, caramelized garlic & sweet garlic. It’s created by placing raw garlic bulbs in an oven for 4 – 6 weeks, controlling the temperature and humidity. This process transforms the flavour, aroma, colour and texture of regular garlic to become a sweet yet savory SUPERFOOD, able to be used 101 different ways…
Black garlic paste
Dip / Spread / Aioli
Black garlic prawns
1. Blackgarlic paste
Blend: 1:1 blackgarlic cloves and boiling water into smooth texture.
Equipment: Blender, NutriBullet, thermomixer, mortar and pestle or even a fork and bowl.
Try: Substituting water for any (non-palm) cooking oil. Adding chili, red ginger or lemon juice for more spice and zest. You can also alter the ratio for a thinker or thinner paste.
2. Blackgarlic Dip / Spread / Aioli
Mix 20g blackgarlic paste with a smashed avocado and 1 tsp of whole egg mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper.
This straightforward aioli recipe can be used as a sandwich spread or dip.
Dice: Black garlic, tomato, shallots, chili, capsicum & coriander – then add a pinch of salt, pepper and a splash of balsamic vinegar & olive oil.
Salsa: can be eaten with corn chips or added to bread and served as bruschetta.
4. Pasta sauce
Blend: Black garlic, tomatoes, capsicum, onion, basil, chili, balsamic vinegar & olive oil into a smooth sauce.
Sauce: can be added to cooked mince, chicken or mushrooms (vegetarian & vegan option).
Blend: Black garlic, shallot, red wine vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard and honey, then add a pinch of salt & pepper.
Store: in a sealed jar or bottle and add to salads.
Arrange peeled black garlic cloves on a platter with cheese, biscuits, cured meats, nuts, fruits & dips.
7. Blackgarlic prawns
Melt butter in a pan then mix blackgarlic paste, stir until mixed. Add prawns then cook – garnish with freshly chopped chives.
Garlic bread: Place the blackgarlic butter mixture in the fridge to harden – then spread on bread, wrap in aluminum foil & place in the oven.