Garlic Prep Top Tips!

Garlic Prep Top Tips!

Garlic... a Boxxfresh flavour essential! We always rely on natural flavours at Boxxfresh and garlic is one of our favourite go-to's! From a slow cook, a roast dinner to a stir fry... here are the ways we love to prepare our garlic!

Whole Bulbs 
Wrap whole bulbs of garlic in tin foil with a drizzle of olive oil and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool then peel the super sticky-sweet cloves of garlic from their skins to serve with a picky board, blend into soups or jumble into warm salads.

Half Whole Bulbs
Simple cut the whole bulb widthways and nestle into trays of tomatoes, mixed root veggies of potatoes before roasting along with olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Once your tray of deliciousness is ready, squeeze out the cloves before serving with the veggies as a delicious garlicky side

Crushed Garlic & Whole Peeled Cloves
Break up bulbs of garlic and crush them with the flat of a large knife (carefully) or peel whole cloves to add at the start of slow cooks such as soups and stews! 

Sliced Garlic
Peeled and thinly sliced garlic. Great to sizzle in coconut oil at the start of a stir fry!

Finely Diced Garlic
Peel the cloves of garlic before chopping them to a fine dice - this size is great to sizzle in a little olive oil at the beginning of quick sauce recipes like pasta sauces.

Finely Minced Garlic
Finely mincing garlic is a great prep method for incorporating a garlicky hum into quick dressings and marinades! Raw garlic really packs a punch so a little goes a long way.

To mince garlic peel the amount of cloves needed then finely chop before crushing it with the flat side of your knife mashing the garlic with the blade against the board repetitively. A little pinch of salt will help this process and you are ready to go!