Caramelized, fried, pickled – heady garlic adds punch and flavour to just about any dish. A staple in kitchens across the world, this humble bulb elevates pasta, fries, dressings and everything in between. Known as “The Stinking Rose,” its rumoured powers range from the ability to cure toothaches to chasing away evil spirits. However, we’re content to simply enjoy its pungent flavour in these 20 dishes and celebrate its deliciousness.
20 stinkin’-delicious recipes for garlic lovers
Cheese & Garlic Crack Pull-Apart BreadRun to the bakery! STAT! With a little fancy knife work, garlic-loaded butter and mozzarella cheese, you can transform a simple loaf into a crowd-pleasing centrepiece. Kids and adults will be fighting each other off for the best cheesy pieces.
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Chicken with 40 Cloves of GarlicDon't let the number of garlic cloves alarm you. They cook down to become sweet and supple and some get mashed into the creamy sauce. Serve with rice or potatoes.
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Garlic Parmesan Stadium-Style Baked FriesWe fell in love with these fries when we had them at Safeco Park in Seattle, WA. So you can only imagine how thrilled we were when we found this recipe. Try French fries crafted like this and you'll never eat them any other way again. Trust us.
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Marinated GarlicSome patience is required to peel all the garlic cloves, but that's the hardest part. Onion seeds, herbs and peppercorns bring their aromatic properties to the marinade that's made with a generous helping of olive oil. In seven days the garlic and the oil are ready to be devoured.
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Grilled Balsamic-Garlic Crusted Pork TenderloinStart experimenting with this recipe now, because you're going to want to perfect the flavour combination before grilling season rolls around. Serve it with rice and vegetables or shredded and tucked into tortilla wraps with red cabbage slaw for taco night.
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Garlic Herb PotatoesPotatoes are a go-to for dinner and this recipe knows how to treat them right. Poached in a flavourful broth and then fried in butter, these little babies are crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. They're a nice break from gluey mashed potatoes.
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Garlic Butter Chicken with Caramelized OnionsWhy should you make this recipe? Because if something is described as “buttery goodness", you really can't say no to it. All that luscious butter would be great drizzled over rice or vegetables or can be sopped up with some warm, crusty bread.
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Garlicky Cauliflower Steaks with Lemon & Parsley“The key to making cauliflower delicious is handling it properly," writes bloggers Rachel and Lucy. They dress up the florets with garlic, paprika, parsley and lemon before roasting them until crisp and golden. Serve as a side or in place of chicken over salad.
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Filipino-Style Braised Chicken with Cranberry Adobo SauceAdobo is widely acknowledged as the National Dish of the Philippines. Vinegar and soy sauce form the base, which gets a nice kick from a healthy dose of garlic. The twist in this recipe? Using unsweetened cranberry juice in place of vinegar for sharpness.
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Garlic & Quince TerrineKnock the socks off your guests with this simple, yet very gourmet, take on a French classic. Blended with cream, blanched garlic subtly takes centre stage as part of this terrine and is sweetly contrasted with quince jelly. We love how colourful it looks!
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Crock-Pot Roasted GarlicIf you're wondering what other uses you can put your slow cooker to, here's one solution: roasted garlic. Its sweet, caramelized goodness amps up the flavour in just about everything you add it to. Salad dressings and bruschetta are two of our faves.
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Spaghetti Aglio e OlioLiterally translated, this dish means spaghetti with garlic and oil. A whole six cloves of the stinking rose goes into its preparation. Lemon zest and fresh parsley then ties all the elements together with their freshness. Simple. Tasty. Satisfying.
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Italian Garlic ButterBread, steak, veggies – look out! This Italian Garlic Butter is coming for you and for good reason. One dollop of its whipped goodness punctuated with Parmesan cheese and parsley will turn the simplest of ingredients into a flavour bomb.
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Roasted Garlic Infused Olive OilOnce you've tried this recipe, you're going to make sure you always have a jar of it on hand. Use the roasted garlic cloves as a spread for bread or mixed into mayonnaise for extra punch. The oil can be used in stir-fries, salad dressings or as a dipper for bread.
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Spicy Garlic Salad DressingBlogger Dana's salad dressing is filled with flavour-forward ingredients – Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, cornichons and, of course, garlic. No doubt it would be great drizzled over any salad. But we think it would make a great dip as well. Pass the chips.
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Garlic Popcorn with Cayenne PepperButtered popcorn is nice. But Garlic Popcorn with Cayenne pepper is even better. Your home will become the official venue for movie nights once you start doling out bowls of this deliciousness to your guests.
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Homemade Tagliatelle with Black Garlic Eggplant SauceEver tried black garlic? It's sweet and sour with an almost balsamic-like flavour. Silken eggplant gets a hit of its richness along with lemon zest, chili flakes and egg yolks in this pasta recipe, which you're definitely going to want seconds of.
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Roasted Garlic Parmesan ChickpeasSnack time is about to be revolutionized! These crispy chickpeas baked with fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese make the perfect nibble when in need of a snack at work or while catching up on your fave show. Swap them for croutons in salad for added texture.
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Caramelized Garlic & Three Cheese TartThis recipe adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbook, Plenty, is probably his most popular. Blogger Alana personalizes her version with feta, halloumi and kefalograviera cheeses instead of the original recipe's two kinds of goat's cheese. We're not complaining.
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Black Garlic Chocolate Chunk Ice CreamYes, we've saved the best for last. You didn't think that you could actually turn garlic into dessert, did ya? Well, if you use sweet black garlic you can. Its caramelized flavour pairs well with honey and dark chocolate chips in this recipe.
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