The transformation garlic undergoes upon roasting is simply amazing to me. Changing from strong and pungent to buttery and caramelized with a simple procedure makes it my “go-to” flavoring whenever I want a quick extra something to add to my savory dishes. I love it in soups and spreads or simply tossed into sauces.
How to roast garlic in a few simple steps:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Peel a few layers of excess skin on the head of garlic. Cut off the top of the garlic head to expose the cloves. Spray with olive or canola oil cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Wrap the head of garlic in aluminum foil. Roast it on a baking sheet for 40 minutes.
Step 4: Simply squeeze the roasted head of garlic in your hands and the cloves will pop right out.