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Who LOVES garlic?? DH and I wanted to go up to Gilroy for their annual garlic festival last year but couldnt make it so DH and I had our own garlic festival at our place where we made several garlic food items including garlic soup, chicken picatta, shrimp with a garlic white wine sauce, garlic cheese fondue, etc. We also had snacks like garlic cheese bread, garlic pistachio, garlic stuffed olives. It was such a hit that we decided to have it every year 🙂
We will be having our 2nd annual one this summer and I need bee’s ideas! Does anyone have a favorite garlic dish that they’d care to share so we can make some new items?
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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes! We are a garlic loving family too! I based mine of the recipe from the Food Network Show- Down Home with the Neely’s and it is sooo good!
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That sounds like a tradition I’m gonna have to adopt. I’m not even kidding. We adore garlic lol. There’s a great cheesy/garlic-y dip that goes with crackers that I’d love to suggest to you- but the recipe is at my house and I’m not there to get it. Ugh, I’m no help!
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just whole clove roasted garlic is awesome!!!!!!!!
We make an anchovy-garlic pasta, its basically just a tin of anchovies, a LOT of garlic, handful of parsley, spaghetti, lemon and olive oil. In the time it takes to cook the pasta, heat the oil, add in the garlic (don’t let it brown), add in the anchovies (they will kind of melt a part), toss in the parsley and the cooked pasta and squeeze liberally with lemon. So good (and not overwhelmingly “anchovy” tasting either, surprisingly)
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I LOOOOOVE garlic. I live right behind a Mellow Mushrom pizza place and always end up getting a plain cheese with tons of chunky garlic on top. MMMMM.
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mmm. garlic. ever made homeade hummus? homeade roasted garlic humous is amazing!!
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omg. i love garlic. use it excessively. I love to roast it and just EAT the little pods of soft mushy, carmelized garlic.
I love me some garlic dragon breath! only on me though =]
I tried to make pickled garlic once but YUCK
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YUM!! I was born and raised in California and I always LOVED driving through Gilroy because of the garlic smell :] I would have to second roasted garlic hummus!!! Yummy :]
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I agree with ejs4y8 just roast a few heads and serve with a toasted french bread slices or to spice it up, serve with a sundried tomato bread!
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Thanks for the suggestions, Id love hear more! I think we are also going to go to a greek cafe by our house and get scordalia dip – its a dip made with tons of garlic, bread crumbs, olive oil and lemon juice and its delicious!
Last year we filled up an entire small wastebasket with garlic peels!!! Im very excited for this year 🙂
Post # 13
Hold the phone- there’s a garlic festival? Hubby Burgundy is obsessed with garlic like you would not even believe. We may need to attend this garlic festival!
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@ejs – my mom makes pickled garlic (with homegrown garlic!) and I hear it’s pretty tasty. I’m a garlic fan, but I’m a bit afraid of pickled garlic.
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My favourite garlicky treats are hummous (chick peas, olive oil, lemon, garlic, tahine, salt), super garicky caesar salad and steak sandwiches with garlic-horseradish spread. I make the spread with mayo, lemon, fresh crushed garlic and horseradish. Mmmmm I’m gonna have to go garlic up some food now! Have fun with your garlic festival! 🙂