Ah, garlic and I are old friends…
I love it on just about everything! Bread, pizza, pasta, meats / seafood, dips, sauces, mashed potatoes – the list goes on and on.
Of course, you can always just rough chop garlic when using it in the kitchen, but one of my best purchases ever has been my “heavy duty” garlic press!
However… – if you need your garlic more “mushy” and mashed (for example – if you are using it raw in a salad dressing…etc.) a great TIP is:
- to rough chop the garlic on a cutting board
- sprinkle liberally with salt
- run the side of a large cutlery knife back and forth over the garlic pieces
This will create a garlic paste which allows the garlic flavor without having the risk of chomping into a raw chunk of garlic – yikes!