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Roasted Garlic Jelly (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Roasted Garlic Jelly

You know what? Canning in the winter is quite enjoyable. I need to do more of it. Especially when the temperature drops, standing next to three boiling pots on the stove is quite lovely. A nice change from the frigid depths of the living room.

Earlier this year I received a note from Tom of Singer Farm Naturals, who found one of my posts touting the deliciousness of garlic scapes (which, I agree, are underutilized). Tom offered to send me a sampling of his organic garlic varieties (he grows over 20 unique varieties). How could I say no?

When the box came just this past week, I was overwhelmed. Think about it. You buy garlic in little mesh bags in the grocery store. It’s just garlic. Plain old, generic garlic. It’s not like apples, there are no options… garlic is garlic. Or so I thought.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. Ever since the fragrant box arrived, we’ve been exploring the varieties like fine wines. Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil, garlicky spinach soup, classic garlic bread…

Anyone have a breath mint?

But I wanted to do something that would really highlight the garlic. And I wasn’t quite sure what that would be, until I saw this:

Smoked Gouda and garlic jam.

It was a comment left on the Kerry Gold giveaway post by Michelle, describing her ultimate grilled cheese. I saw the words “garlic jam” and I knew I had it. Thanks, Michelle, for the inspiration I needed!

While I couldn’t find any recipes for garlic jam, recipes for garlic jelly were all over, including in my canning bible, which had a recipe for Roasted Garlic Jelly that I ended up using. I made two batches, one featuring the Lorz Italian variety of garlic, and the other featuring Persian Star. Both delicious, both garlicky and wonderfully rich, and oh so slightly different. While I think the varieties are best distinguished in their raw forms, (garlic tasting party, anyone?), this jelly is a real treat.

Yes, indeed. I think this will make one fine grilled cheese.

Roasted Garlic Jelly

Makes 9 4-oz. jars. Recipe from Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.

Ingredients:

3 medium heads garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, divided
1 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups granulated sugar
2 (3oz) pouches liquid pectin

Directions:

Using a sharp knife, cut off tops of garlic heads, exposing cloves. Place each head on a small square of aluminum foil set on a baking sheet. Top each head with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar. Scrunch foil loosely around garlic heads and roast in preheated oven until garlic is golden and very soft, 45 to 60 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Separate cloves, pinching each one to extract the soft roasted garlic. Discard skins.

In a medium stainless steel saucepan, combine roasted garlic, wine, water, white balsamic vinegar and peppercorns. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and boil gently for 5 minutes. Cover, remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes.

Transfer garlic mixture to a strainer lined with several layers of dampened cheesecloth or a dampened coffee filter set over a deep bowl. Let drip, undisturbed, for about 30 minutes. Measure 1 2/3 cups garlic juice. If you do not have the required amount, add up to 1/4 cup dry white wine or water. (This step can be done up to one day in advance. Cover and refrigerate juice until ready to use).

Meanwhile, prepare canner, jars, and lids.

Transfer garlic juice to a large, deep stainless steel saucepan. Stir in lemon juice and sugar. Over high heat, stirring constantly, bring to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Stir in pectin. Return to a boil and boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam.

Quickly pour hot jelly into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip tight.

Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Remove canner lid. Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool, and store.

Organic Garlic Varieties

Giveaway week continues with (you guessed it) garlic! I am so pleased to offer a garlic sampler, filled with multiple varieties of organic garlic from Singer Farm Naturals in Appleton, New York. We’ve enjoyed exploring the subtle differences in the unusual varieties of garlic we received, and we are sure you will too!

****GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:
What is your favorite garlic recipe?

Entries open through 12/19/10 at 11:59 CST. I’ll be randomly selecting the winner the morning of Monday, December 20th. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Singer Farm Naturals. Please note that due to the perishable nature of this prize, this contest is open to US residents ONLY.

Want Extra Entries?
Increase your odds of winning! In addition to the main entry comment, leave a separate comment for each bonus entry.
1. Follow @loveandoliveoil on twitter and tweet the following:
Vampires need not apply. I just entered to win an organic garlic sampler from @loveandoliveoil! Enter here: http://bit.ly/eDdv43
2. Like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook (or if you are already a fan just say so!)

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get a hold of you within 72 hours, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com), as I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

This is one situation where garlic breath is actually a good thing.

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  1. 101
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Tweeted about the giveaway.

    Reply

  2. 102
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:15 am

    And following on FB, of course.

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  3. 103
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Good ol’ garlic bread of course! Can’t get enough of it!

    Reply

  4. 104
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I tweeted!

    Reply

  5. 105
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

    And I’m a fan on Facebook!

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  6. 106
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Roasted garlic is one of my favorite ways to prepare it because it becomes so sweet and is delightful scooped out on bread. However, garlic makes an appearance in almost every main dish I prepare. What a lovely giveaway! :)

    Reply

  7. 107
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I already follow you on Facebook. :)

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  8. 108
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

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  9. 109
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:40 am

    am a bit obsessed w/garlic . . . as in garlic oil, pasta, bread, toast, roasted, paste, 40 cloves of garlic w/chicken, mac-n-cheese . . . and asking me to pick one would be like asking me to choose my favorite child!

    Reply

  10. 110
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:40 am

    am a fan of L&O already – you guys rawk!

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  11. 111
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

    and yep – follow you on twitter!

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  12. 112
    Natalie
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I think my favorite garlic recipe is roasted cauliflower with garlic… or brussell sprouts with roasted garlic. I am obsessed with it. :)

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  13. 113
    Natalie
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:42 am
  14. 114
    Natalie
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Fan on FB :)

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  15. 115
    Nadia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I put garlic in everything! Nearly everything I cook starts with garlic and onions cooking down in a pan with a bit of good olive oil or butter, and the dish builds from there. But if I want just garlicky goodness, I’ll sauté some minced garlic with the aforementioned good olive oil, and then toss cooked baby potatoes, and cook until the skins are slightly crisped or browned, sprinkle in some some herbage (chives, dill or parsley, most often), and garnish with a bit of sour cream. It’s a delightfully yummy side dish, and super yummy on winter nights!

    And I’m a facebook fan!

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  16. 116
    Nadia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I’m a fan on Facebook!

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  17. 117
    Sarah
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 10:58 am

    I forgot to mention I am also a fan on Facebook.

    Reply

  18. 118
    Anne
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:00 am

    It’s so hard to pick one recipe – my hubby and I are known for our love of garlic!! It’s between lemon garlic salmon and Cook’s Country garlic bread. YUM!

    Reply

  19. 119
    Becki H
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I am a fan on facebook.

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  20. 120
    Becki H
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I really just love anytime I have a green vegetable that is sauteed with garlic.

    Reply

  21. 121
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Wow, I didn’t know so many people loved garlic this much! We enjoy the garlic on toasted bagets with some just made pasta. Delish!

    Reply

  22. 122
    Amanda
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I love all garlic recipes! One neat trick is to throw unpealed cloves of garlic into your oil when you are deep-frying french fries. So yum!

    Reply

  23. 123
    Jo
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Pasta puttanesca with loads of garlic and black olives.

    Reply

  24. 124
    Alyse
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Roasted garlic bread on homemade bread with great butter.

    Reply

  25. 125
    Meghan
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Garlic goes well with almost everything!

    If you make me choose, I’d have to pick the easy Garlic Butter pasta. :)

    Reply

  26. 126
    courtney
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:59 am

    roasted garlic cloves with bread or on grilled cheese. or raw garlic in a bread dip – letting garlic marinate in olive oil with salt and good spices. mmmmm…… i also learned about toasting garlic in a very simple ATK green bean recipe. YUM. garlic is great because you dont have to do much to it to make it awesome!

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  27. 127
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I seriously put garlic in everything. Although once of my most memorable garlic eateries was a pizza with whole roasted garlic all over it. It was delicious!

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  28. 128
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Penne Rosa

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  29. 129
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    My favorite way to use garlic is, of course, in grilled cheese. Earlier this week I tweeted about my Best Grilled Cheese Ever, inspired by your grilled cheese post. I’m prettttty dedicated to discovering creative ways to make grilled cheese, & garlic has made a couple of appearances.

    Reply

  30. 130
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    And of course, I already like Love & Olive Oil on Facebook.

    Reply

  31. 131
    Julie S
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I make a baked cheese dip using cream cheese, sauteed garlic, asiago cheese, parmesan cheese, italian seasoning, and crumbled crisp bacon. Mix together and bake for a GREAT warm dip to serve either on crackers or toast points. My teenage son can make a meal out of this dip.

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  32. 132
    Cindy
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Garlic Jelly with Singer Farms garlic….I’m in heaven!!!

    Reply

  33. 133
    Jen F
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Homemade pesto

    Reply

  34. 134
    Jen F
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I’m a fan on FB.

    Reply

  35. 135
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    No question – garlic bread!

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  36. 136
    Erica
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Garlic is good in everything! but I guess my favorite kind of garlic by itself is roasted garlic that you can spread on some bread.

    Reply

  37. 137
    Kelly
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Chicken with 40 cloves is my favorite!

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  38. 138
    Kate
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I love my mom’s shrimp scampi – delicious and always a crowd pleaser!

    Reply

  39. 139
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Just ONE favorite Garlic Recipe?! Might have to be fresh spinach sauteed with garlic, nice and simple!

    Reply

  40. 140
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I only recently started using garlic within the last year or two and simply love it. I use it whenever I can. It works well with so much but my favorite and simply way to use it is in mashed potatoes – delicious.

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  41. 141
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    tweeted the giveaway :)

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  42. 142
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I like you on fb

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  43. 143
    jade
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    That has to be a tie between garlic cheese bread (with not too much cheese!) or garlic mashed potatoes. Both are so good and comforting!

    Reply

  44. 144
    Kim Dries
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    We love to grow our own garlic!

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  45. 145
    Kim Dries
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Fan on FB too!

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  46. 146
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I LOOOOVE me some garlic! Especially in any kind of carb – potatoes, rice, pasta…it just goes so well with them all!!

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  47. 147
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I like you on Facebook, too : )

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  48. 148
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Roasted and brushed with olive oil. It’s like unwrapping and eating hershey kisses but with garlic!

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  49. 149
    Linda
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    i have so many ideas on ways to use this!

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  50. 150
    Tricia
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I put garlic in a lot of recipes, whether it calls for it or not. Tonight we are having clams in a garlic broth. In California, we have a garlic festival every year. They even serve garlic ice cream……I haven’t tried that one but my son loves it.

    Reply

  51. 151
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Roasted garlic soup! Ok, really roasted garlic ANYTHING. But I love soup too.

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  52. 152
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I am a fan on facebook!

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  53. 153
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I love garlic!!! so good for your blood pressure. I especially love garlic cream cheese on a black seed Montreal bagel with a tomato slice with pep :)

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  54. 154
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    already a fan :)

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  55. 155
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    tweet tweet — check out me out on twitter :)

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  56. 156
    Louise
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    shrimp scampi, chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, spaghetti with garlic and clam sauce – just the start of favorite garlic dishes

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  57. 157
    Louise
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    friend on Facebook

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  58. 158
    jenn
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I’m torn between garlic bread and garlicky greens.

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  59. 159
    Marsha A.
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    That is tough I love garlic….but If I have to pick one I have to say shrimp scampi.

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  60. 160
    Ashley
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Butternut squash sauce for pasta. WIth loads of garlic – I always use about three times as much as it calls for.

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  61. 161
    Ashley
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I’m a fan on Facebook.

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  62. 162
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Oh please, i would love some garlic! This is my second year at attempting to grow it and we will see what happens! Are you ready for my favorite recipe? it’s super easy. Quarter small onions tomatoes, use several garlic cloves (to your taste), and toss with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and pour the veggies on the pan. Broil for about 5 minutes at a time till “roasted.” Dump contents into a blender and puree. Roasted Tomato Soup!!

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  63. 163
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Oh, and I follow you on facebook!

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  64. 164
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    my favorite garlic recipe is chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. yum!

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  65. 165
    Sara
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I love garlic on and in anything, but my all-time fav. roasted garlic recipe is here: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/roasted_garlic/

    We eat it with a warm baguette, brie and homemade raspberry preserves.

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  66. 166
    Sara
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Already a FB fan!

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  67. 167
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I love garlic as well. I’m hoping to grow some next year. My favorite garlic recipe is garlic bread.

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  68. 168
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    A FB fan as well!

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  69. 169
    Chelsea
    Posted On December 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Mac and cheese with garlic and bacon… (I love bacon, it’s not a problem)

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  70. 170
    Aubrey
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 12:10 am

    My favorite ultimately garlic recipe is the 44 clove garlic soup from smitten kitchen. SO yummy! SO garlic-y!

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  71. 171
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Oh my gosh…I am a garlic FREAK. Give me whole roasted cloves, on ANYTHING really, but especially pasta arrabiatta!

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  72. 172
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I tweeted (@AlmostVeganBlog)

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  73. 173
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I like you on FB! (Amber Shea F.)

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  74. 174
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I love hummus with lots of garlic…does that count? I also like to just roast it and spread it on bread with sea salt!

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  75. 175
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 10:44 am

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/ABCGP/status/16156378225704960

    @ABCGP

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  76. 176
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Fave Garlic recipe:
    Jajugh: Its Armenian, strained yogurt, dried mint, diced cucumber, and a good amount of mashed fresh garlic… once it sits the flavor gets stronger so don’t put TOO much garlic… YUM!

    I’m your fan on FB!

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  77. 177
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

    i’m a fan of a simple roasted garlic and white bean spread. on.. pretty much everything savory.

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  78. 178
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

    i’m a fb fan, too!

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  79. 179
    angela marcotrigiano
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    What a wonderful idea…garlic jelly! Printed you recipe and am going to make some for Christmas stocking stuffers..my foody grown sons will love it.

    Too many favorites, however, we also had fresh roasted red peppers at
    Christmas with lots of garlic, sardines, a sprinkling of oregano, salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil..with a loaf of REAL Italian bread…mmmmmm.

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  80. 180
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    A friend in Africa (Carol, we miss you) always made this recipe and was required to share with anyone who ate it – I’ve never had it written as it’s so simple. Plenty of garlic, mashed with salt, paprika & a knob of butter (these days I’d use Earth Balance). Boil good quality linguine til tender. Drain. Toss with garlic butter mixture. Eat while hot! Proportions of the ingredients are anybody’s guess – and no, you don’t cook the garlic beforehand.

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  81. 181
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I do like you on Facebook.

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  82. 182
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm
  83. 183
    Leah
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Chicken marbella, though bagna cauda is also fabulous.

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  84. 184
    tiffany
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I like beef stir fry with a lot of ginger and garlic!

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  85. 185
    Lorraine
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I love fresh garlic in olive oil with italian spices to dip my bread .

    Reply

  86. 186
    Becki
    Posted On December 18, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I make a pasta dish that they make at Carrabbas with garlic inflused in olive oil and then I add chopped tomatoes and basil. Serve it over angel hair pasta with some grated cheese. Its delish and I love the garlic flavor!

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  87. 187
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 12:10 am

    YUM Garlic anything is great. I am definitely going to try making this garlic jelly, even though I’ve never heard of it and have no idea what to do with it … thanks so much for sharing :)

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  88. 188
    Maria
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Roasted garlic is delicious on everything.

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  89. 189
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Favorite garlic recipe would have to be Garlic sauce from Dp’s pub. I make it at home almost close to theirs :)

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  90. 190
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    HMMM Thats a tough one,because I love garlic in everything I eat lol..Its that italian in me.. My favorite would have to be FRESH garlic toast with garlic butter spread on it mmmmm

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  91. 191
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I am now following you on twitter under beachbabys,and I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/BeachBabys/status/16548022544506880

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  92. 192
    frances
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I’m torn, but I would have to go with my Spaghetti with Clam Sauce recipe. Tons of minced fresh garlic, chopped tomatoes, artichokes, green olives and clams, served over spaghetti. Your house(and your face) will reek but your taste buds will thank you. Delicious!

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  93. 193
    cherokee
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    simple stir fried mushrooms with tons of garlic!

    Reply

  94. 194
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I love good ol’ garlic fries! THank you so much for this amazing recipe!

    Reply

  95. 195
    Liz B
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Garlic stuffed olives rule.

    Reply

  96. 196
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I love, love cooking w/ garlic (one of my favorite ingredients by far). Right now I’m on a swiss chard pesto kick & it’s key to use farm fresh garlic (found in your own backyard or local farmers markets, not the kind in the store). Prawn scampi sounds devine too!

    I have to say thank you for the push to make Garlic Jelly

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  97. 197
    Jen
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! Maybe this week! Been looking for the perfect holiday gift for my Italian neighbors. They go out of their way to help our family when needed!

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  98. 198
    MaryBeth Adkison
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Oy! What way to choose? I love garlic in just about everything, including a cup of herbal broth I drink two or three times a day… but I think my favorite is just plain garlic butter on bread or noodles, full flavor of the garlic in buttery yumminess and easy to have any time!

    I have to try your jelly recipe! Can’t wait to see jars of garlic jelly next to my jars of jalapeno jelly!

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  99. 199
    Joyce Mosby
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I would love this. We put garlic in almost everything. i love garlic on foccaccia bread.

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  100. 200
    Posted On December 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic is my favorite garlic recipe, although, of course, I love garlic in so many things!

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