Questions tagged [garlic]

Questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with garlic as a main ingredient.

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Do garlic keeper jars have any tangible preservation benefit?

This question got me thinking about "garlic keepers" or "garlic jars" which are a gift item in the US and probably elsewhere (see photo). My question is: Do garlic keepers actually provide any ...
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Can I separate garlic into cloves for storage?

I bought jar for garlic but it can store only two bulbs with most place being wasted. Can I separate bulb into cloves and store them? Or will it significantly shorten the lifespan of garlic? EDIT To ...
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Can store bought honey be used to infuse garlic and honey?

The only question I could find about honey infused garlic on the site was Honey-fermented garlic left open overnight but they do not mention what type of Honey they use. From my research I've read: ...
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How much of the clove should I use when using big garlic heads?

I recently bought some of those big garlic heads (unlike the small, pretty ones you have in the supermarket). It looks like this: My problem is that when I take out the cloves and try to cut them, ...
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Garlic powder clumps up

When I put garlic powder in a shaker, it ends up clumping. I tried putting in some rice, but it still clumps. Any ideas?
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I Bought A Special Black Garlic Fermenter

I just got my fermenter and my garlic came out hard and dried. It also tastes bitter. The machine I have is Homend 5L Black Garlic Fermenter Full Automatic Intelligent Control Garlics Maker Multiple ...
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How to Remove Garlic Ginger Paste smell from refrigerator

When I put paste of garlic and ginger in the fridge the smell of paste spread in all the fridge and the other things too which are in the fridge.Kindly help me how to get rid of this to avoid the ...
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When and how to add garlic to a dish?

I want to make some chicken with ginger and garlic, and every recipe I look up puts the garlic in at a different time. In Korean food, it is grated into the marinade. In India food, it's mixed with ...
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Black Garlic Maillard vs caramelization

Black Garlic is made by keeping garlic at a high humidity + 140 degree temp for 8+ weeks (generally speaking) Keep it hot and humid for a long time. "Bulbs are kept in a humidity-controlled ...
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Where To Buy A Garlic Crusher? [closed]

Sorry for taking up your time. Just wondering if anyone knows where i can buy a garlic crusher from? I want to cook some Italian food, but every Thai person i ask has no idea what a garlic crusher is....
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Beef Bourguignon Vs Daube Provencal

How does daube provencal differ from beef bourguignon?
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Garlic press with minimum force required

What type of a grarlic press would require the minimum amout of force to operate? (for people with hand problems) Would this one where the pressing part is pivoted require less force than one with a ...
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Why when I add garlic to an existing flavor base with veggies, it rarely gets golden brown?

Many sources suggest to add the garlic a minute or so before adding the main ingredient (tomatoes, cream etc) because if you start with the garlic, by the time the mirepoix has properly been sauteed ...
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Can you use pre peeled garlic to make black garlic?

Is it possible to make black garlic from pre peeled garlic or is the fresh bulb imperative?
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Are there any dishes that utilize burnt garlic?

I was reading a question and in it, burnt garlic was a topic in which the answerer said that burnt (very brown, not black) garlic is bitter. They went on further to say that any dish with burnt garlic ...
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Can we preserve garlic and ginger paste?

Its mostly said that we should use fresh garlic and ginger paste as after some time the paste loses its taste? So what’s the best way to preserve it, so that its taste is not lost?
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How to reduce the intensity of garlic in a soup?

I made a soup, and put a lot of raw garlic in. It cooked in a slow cooker for about 8 hours. Now the soup is much too spicy and dominated by that raw garlic flavor. Is there anything I can put in the ...
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Raw garlic in Sunflower oil

So I wanted to infuse garlic flavour to my sunflower oil. I sliced one full garlic and added it to cold sunflower oil and let it be for a week. When I opened it, the flavour seemed to have infused ...
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Comparing store-bought chopped garlic

When shopping for chopped garlic at my local grocery store, I noticed that although there were several brands there were basically two price points. Looking more closely, I saw that the less-...
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How do I tone down the flavor of garlic in spaghetti sauce

I am taking a meal to a family tonight, my sauce is cooking, it will cook for several more hours. Right now, it is much too strong, ( I know, I did not think it possible). How do I cut that flavor?
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Garlic: minced, crushed, chopped, sliced. When to use each one, and what is the difference?

I’ve seen, in many recipes, that the usage of garlic varies a lot. For example: Meaty sauces normally require that the garlic is chopped and fried before the meat is added. Neapolitan Pizzas usually ...
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How to preserve home made garlic sauce for at least two years shelf life?

I am thinking of starting a business selling home made garlic sauce. The sauce contains both, oil and water as well as lemon juice. How can I prevent it from spoiling and extend its shelf life?
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Simulating the discontinued Lawry's Roasted Garlic Salt?

Lawry's Roasted Garlic Salt was simply the best spice I've ever had. And had I known it was discontinued I would've bought a few cases. If you're familiar with it can you recommend something similar....
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Why wine _before_ butter in shrimp scampi?

According to this recipe: To make shrimp scampi you want to first cook the (marinated) shrimps in olive oil, then remove them, then lightly brown garlic slices, add white wine and let the alcohol ...
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How long does jarred chopped garlic keep?

I have some chopped garlic in a jar (from Spice World if it matters). I have used it. Not sure when, but it is open. The best by date is June 2018. My question: I have always heard that after opening ...
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How to know when a recipe shouldn't contain onion/garlic?

When travelling at a campsite, our resident cook made a Bolognese, and for fun I asked the Italian campers what they thought about it (playing on the stereotype that they are serious about their food) ...
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What is ' chicken garlic chicken '

I was at a Brewers Fayre pub and saw this on the menu (pictured) When it arrived it was an egg on top of a garlic and breadcrumb chicken breast. Why call it chicken garlic chicken? The waitress didn'...
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Garlic brown spots, safe to eat the rest of the bulb?

The spots are bruises that bacteria have infected right? There is a slight discolouration into the "meat" of the garlic. Ok to eat the rest? With a bit of discolouration? Without? If there were ...
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Structure of tomato, ginger and garlic after blending in a blender

Found a new recipe, and it called for blending two (average sized) tomatoes, about a tablespoon of grated ginger (15 grams let's say), and four grated garlic cloves. Blended it all, everything fine. ...
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How long does it take garlic to germinate in the fridge?

If left in the fridge, how long does garlic take to germinate? I have experienced the green sprouts in the past, and was able to chop them off and eat the remaining garlic. I am curious add to how ...
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Why do garlic pots have holes?

If garlic pots didn't have holes, why would the garlic in it get soggy (which as I understand it means moist). After all, garlic as bought at the store is dry, and to my knowledge doesn't have much ...
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What is the best place to store garlic in the kitchen?

I've been at a friend's house. When I looked for the garlic I the fridge my friend said garlic doesn't go in the fridge. But another friend said garlic lasts longer if placed in the fridge, even when ...
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How to mince garlic efficiently without the garlic sticking to the sides of the knife?

Whenever I mince cloves of garlic on a cutting board, it sticks to the sides of the knife making it a tedious task? Is there anyway to prevent this from happening when using a knife to mince garlic ...
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If I want my garlic to taste in a very specific way (with bite or without bite) what should I do?

I don't always want my garlic to taste the same way. Sometimes I want only the deep umami flavor without the bite (so I let it cook more) and sometimes I look for a strong garlic bite presence in the ...
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Is garlic peel safe to eat?

I ask NOT about the white outer layers that must be peeled and I do peel. But I lack the time to peel the red peel off cloves. Is it safe to eat? picture source
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how to cook with garlic and how to use in cooking and salads [closed]

I like the taste of Garlic, can anyone tell me how to use it please? can you use it in salad or cooking like stew or pasta ECT ? Please help. thanks Trev
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How do I properly mince garlic?

I often need to mince garlic to add to any number of dishes. If I don't want to use a garlic press or microplane, how do I mince it with a knife? What type of knife should I use and how should I cut ...
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Substitutes for onion and garlic [duplicate]

My husband had a heart attack. Quite a few of his medications have a prohibition on both onions (all types including chives, shallots, leeks, spring onions, powders, etc) and garlic. We both enjoy the ...
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Garlic Cloves Size Differentiation

I understand the ins and outs of peeling, what a clove is, mincing, crushing, etc., as I am new to cooking and learning one step at a time. My question is about size. When I purchase a bulb of ...
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Will peeled garlic cloves that are stored for later use lose their flavor?

I find the act of peeling the garlic very painful so I just throw one garlic head into a pot, shake it and then all the skin comes off and I can slice it immediately for later use. I wonder however ...
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Does Boursin cheese always contain garlic?

Does French Boursin cheese always contain garlic?
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What is coffee garlic?

Gordon Ramsey did an AMA on reddit. He said this: "I would go down the rouse of recently we've been using lots of dry spaghetti, with lots of coffee garlic, chili, preserved lemons. Once we've ...
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Garlic clove has turned to a firm jelly texture

I keep my garlic on my kitchen shelf by the window. Out of the whole garlic bulb one the cloves has changed to a yellow/orange colour and its texture is like hard jelly. Its slightly squidgy but firm. ...
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How do you get garlic to stick to green beans?

When sautéing green beans (or snap peas, asparagus, etc) in butter with garlic, how do you get the garlic to stick to the beans?? I've tried varying the amount of butter up and down, and I've even ...
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Mixture of ingredients has a bitter taste

I put ginger, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno and garlic in a blender for a dish I'm preparing. This mixture was going to be fried in oil. I noticed that it had an extremely bitter taste - what could be ...
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Purple garlic color change [duplicate]

I bought a bag of peeled garlic cloves as a convenience(I know, shame on me) I stored the unused cloves in the fridge and the began to show purple areas on the cloves. I don't think this is anything ...
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How do you know how much garlic to add to a dish and in what form?

I always shy away from using garlic because it is such a wild card. It burns easily, and how you chop, dice or grate it has a MAJOR effect on flavor so there is not much reference experience from ...
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Onion and Garlic, a no-no?

I had an Italian flatmate once who was on the brink of lynching me when he saw I used garlic and onion in one dish. He said that - at least in Italian cuisine - thats an absolute no-no. You can use ...
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Why would I add garlic to a recipe after onion with such a small time difference?

I have a recipe for Tomotillo & Green Chili soup that calls for one diced onion to be sautéed for 3 minutes prior to adding the four diced garlic cloves all of which is then cooked for an ...
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What's the best way to get roasted garlic out of its skin

I am quite fond of oven-roasted garlic, but I always spend ages getting the meat out of their skin. In addition my fingers get rather sticky when I follow the method described in the linked recipe, ...