Saturday, August 29, 2009

Black Garlic: Mission (Almost) Complete!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

So near the beginning of this blog's birth we said we wanted to try black garlic. Thanks to our awesome friend Kasia, we were able to get our hands on some!

We made a black garlic tapenade - completely eyeballed and not measured in this case - with black olives, capers, black garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and a bit of salt. It was AWESOME spread atop some lightly-toasted french bread.

Black garlic tastes almost balsamic-y - definitely sweeter than regular garlic - and it is, in fact, black. Squishy too - you have to be careful not to squish it whilst peeling the skin off around it.

I still have another bulb of black garlic here... then once I've used that I can truly say our black garlic mission has been completed!

Yours in food,