Cooking with Garlic
Enjoy our collection of garlic recipes that will showcase the variety and levels of flavor that this summer produce has to offer.
Growing your own garlic gives you a variety of flavor and color you won’t find in the supermarket—from fiery hot to mild and streaked pink or purple. Use these varieties in our delicious, light recipes for a flavorful dish friends and family won't soon forget.
First up is Shrimp and White Bean Cakes with Roasted Garlic Sauce. Roasting mellows it to a sweeter, caramelized paste that is great on a toasted baguette or in sauces like this one, perfect for shrimp and cannellini bean cakes.
This classic French comfort food is simple and satisfying at its best. One of the basic tenets of French cuisine is making full use of ingredients—hence, whole chickens in this recipe.
To get a head start, roast the garlic, caramelize the onions, and even assemble this robust casserole the day before you plan to serve it. Use leftover roasted garlic to flavor soups, or combine with olive oil as a spread for toasted baguette slices.
These mashed potatoes start with red potatoes and 2 cloves of garlic and are then cooked together. Simple ingredients, such as milk, butter, and seasonings, are all that's added to make this side dish a standout.
The strong cheeses provide a good opportunity to enjoy a full-flavored ale that doesn't dominate the food. Try Fuller's ESB from London, or Dock Street Ale from Philadelphia. The caramel flavors of Guinness stout would also work well, bringing out the sweetness of the onions.
Roast the garlic a day ahead; cool, extract the pulp, and refrigerate until you're ready to assemble the pizza. A slice of this pizza makes a tasty hors d'oeuvre, or serve two slices with a tossed salad for supper.