Anyone who knew me when I was young would probably not believe that eventually I’d be a food writer and adventurer. I was a pretty picky child and wasn’t real good at trying new things or eating a wide variety of foods. This was a huge shame because my mom is seriously one of the best cooks ever. She’s not only a great cook in general, but she also is able to turn healthy foods into incredibly tasty creations. I wouldn’t always eat them, though.
One such wonderful meal (or appetizer, rather) was her roasted garlic. It took years for me to actually try the roasted garlic because I insisted it would be “super gross” based specifically on the smell (which now, of course, I find wonderful). But eventually, I tried it and decided it was awesome.
The other wonderful thing about garlic is all of its wonderful health properties. Garlic is considered a super food. It has immunity boosting properties, and is thought to support health in innumerable ways. The fact that it tastes good too is just a garlic-flavored icing on the healthy cake.
Nowadays, this isn’t something I always make consistently, but it’s a really great Mediterranean-type small plate dinner, or it’s a great appetizer to serve to big groups of people. You can’t beat serving it with baked brie, baguette, crackers, and an assortment of crudites.
- 3 Bulbs Fresh Garlic
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- ½ - 1 Cup White Wine
- ½ - 1 Cup Water or Stock
- Few Crumbles of Blue Cheese
- Preheat Oven to 400.
- Cut tops off Garlic bulbs.
- Place Garlic and all ingredients in small covered baking dish.
- Bake covered for 60 minutes.
- Serve by squeezing individual cloves out of the shells and spreading garlic on toast, cracker, or baguette.