Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Roasted Garlic

To roast garlic in the microwave:

1 or more whole garlic bulbs
Olive oil for brushing

Gently remove the loose, excess papery skin from each garlic bulb. Trim off the top stem and 1/4 to 1/2-inch of the garlic head (exposing the cloves directly to the heat speeds up the roasting process), but leave the cloves intact. Brush the outer skin and top with about 1 teaspoon olive. Place the prepared garlic bulb on a plate. Microwave on high for 1 minute; turn the bulb upside-down, then microwave for about 1 more minute.

To use: separate the individual garlic cloves; slice the bottom from each and squeeze at the end to release the roasted garlic. Keeps for up to 3 days wrapped in plastic or a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

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