Garlic. It is the greatest onion of them all. If I had to choose between chocolate and garlic - I'm choosing my stinky bulb of deliciousness. And if I had to choose between garlic and red wine... well, let's just pray to the taste bud heavens that I won't ever have to make that choice. ;) Recently I met a couple of cool cats who share my obsession enthusiasm for garlic. One of them was kind enough to send me a recipe that uses elephant garlic, which is essentially the mac daddy of garlic because it's about the size of an orange. After reading the rest of the short list of ingredients, I was pretty stoked to make this with my mom who is in town visiting.
Recipe Source: Herb-Grilled Elephant Garlic, from the "Cooking on the Weekends" blog by Valentina.
This was my interpretation:
I ended up taking a cracker, spreading some goat cheese on it, and then topping it off with the garlic (and some thyme to garnish). It took brute will power to not eat the entire batch of garlic. I will absolutely be making this again. This is a perfect snack to eat while watching hockey! (BTW - is it October yet?!)
In the meantime... I'll be sweating garlic out at the gym... but I'm pretty ok with that. :)