Garlic is a glorious thing. It packs an enormous flavour for such a tiny little package and it comes with a slew of health benefits as well. Interestingly, there are a few things you must do to get the absolute most out of your cloves. Have you ever thrown a few cloves of garlic into your dish and struggled to taste them? Considering they pack a ton of flavour, you'd expect to be able to detect them in your dish.
For as long as I've been cooking, I've always known that you must work with your garlic prior to using it. Crushing, chopping, mincing, all of these methods will bring out the flavour of your garlic prior to using it. Typically, I'll crush my cloves immediately and let them sit while I prep the other ingredients. This activates their flavours and brings out their potency so that I know I'm getting the most flavour out of every clove. It's not all about their flavour though!
This little kitchen hack will help you get the very best out of your cloves. I like to crush my garlic prior to chopping or putting it through the garlic press. Try giving your cloves a crush right at the start of prepping and leaving them until you're ready to add them. For the full story, head to the link at the top of the page.
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.