Smoked Garlic is a super easy and simple thing to make and once you try these smoked garlic cloves you won’t be going back. If you love garlic this recipe is surely made for you. Who would have thought that a regular garlic clove can turn into such an amazing thing when smoked and roasted?
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Once your home-smoked garlic is done you can simply squeeze out the paste and use your smoked garlic paste on or with anything you feel like. If you are someone who has never tried roasting garlic bulbs then this is going to be a perfect treat for you!
In this recipe, we’re making smoked garlic on a pellet smoker. If you don’t have a pellet smoker you can simply use a regular grill but you will have to be careful that the garlic doesn’t come in direct contact with heat as it will burn the garlic bulbs.
How To Make Smoked Garlic
Step 1 – Cut The Top Of The Garlic Off
Take a bulb of garlic and chop off the top part of the garlic now place this garlic on a grill-save surface and pour some olive oil on it, shower the garlic well with the olive oil. olive oil and garlic fused together are really good for health as it produces nutrients like Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and iron, these nutrients are a good immunity booster.
Step 2 – Preheat Smoker
Preheat your smoker it could be pellet, electric, or gas but the preferred one is the pellet, the temperature to cook roasted garlic is 225 degrees F, so set the temperature to 225 degrees F. Now when it comes to wood chips you can use any wood chips you feel like but applewood is considered to be a good wood chip when it comes to making smoked garlic bulbs the reason for that is applewood chips are slightly sweet and mild in smoke flavour whereas the hickory or the oak wood chips will create a more heavy and dark smoke product.
The thing to remember is for at least 30 minutes soak wood chips in the water then take them out pat them and dry the soaked wood chips and then put them in the smoker.
Step 3 – Smoke The Garlic
Once everything is all set and good to go put your drizzled garlic in the smoker and cook the garlic for at least 45 minutes. make sure that the garlic is cooked well and turns golden brown. once you see it golden brown and soft feel free to remove it from the smoker. You can either wait for it to cool down or you can take out the hot and freshly smoked garlic.
Step 4 – Remove From Grill
As you notice the whole bulb is cooked take it out of the smoker and scoop out the delicious garlic spread and use it with any dish you feel like. There are a number of things with which you can use this smoked garlic, to name a few they are soups, Pasta sauce, garlic hummus, dips, and much more.
Tips For Making The Best Smoked Garlic
- Endless Possibilities. You can use this smoked garlic in a number of dishes for example you can put these roasted smokes garlic cloves in soups, pasta sauce, dips, chili sauce and many more. just don’t limit yourself explore the endless opportunities.
Smoked Garlic FAQs
How do you preserve smoked garlic?
Take the smoked garlic and allow it to cool down at room temperature once it is cooled take a wide-mouth medium size jar and put garlic in it and close the lid tightly. Put this jar in the refrigerator for later use. smoked garlic bulb will make it for 6-8 weeks.
Can you freeze smoked garlic?
Of course, you can freeze the roasted or smoked garlic easily just make the paste of smoked garlic and put that paste in the ice cube trays, and put them in the freezer. It will stay good for months you can anytime pull out the ice cube tray take a cube of garlic and add it to your soup, sauce, or anything and it will boost up the flavour of your favourite dish instantly.
Is smoked garlic is same as black garlic?
Both are different in their own ways as both of them are modern-day inventions the difference between smoked garlic and black garlic is the way how they are prepared. Black garlic is fermented at high heat it has a sweet and yeasty flavour which is used to boost flavour in different foods. whereas the smoked garlic is made just like we make smoked fish or anything and because of the oak wood chips the taste is different as well.
What type of garlic is best for the smoked garlic recipe?
There is no hard and fast rule which you have to follow in terms of selecting the garlic you can just use the simple regular garlic which is easily available at any supermarket However if you find yourself elephant garlic the one with big cloves. this garlic usually has a mild taste than that of the regular one. This elephant garlic isn’t available because it is seasonal.
What is the healthiest garlic to eat?
Without a doubt Raw garlic because it has a good amount of allicin (a sulfur-containing compound) which is mainly responsible for all the beneficial effects of the garlic but on the other hand, it is a little hard to eat raw garlic because of its strong flavour and pungent smell.
What can garlic cure?
For ages, it has been proven by soo many countries and people that garlic is responsible for the of cure many diseases like Bronchitis, High blood pressure, Tuberclousies, intestinal worms, Dyesenty, Colic, Liver disorder, and many more things.
Smoked Garlic Recipe
- 1 large garlic head
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- Cut off the top part of the garlic head and drizzle it with olive oil.
- Preheat your pellet smoker to 225 degrees. place a grill on it and put the garlic in it.
- Cook garlic until it is golden brown it would take about 45 minutes.
- Remove it from the grill and spoon out the spread, use it and store the remaining paste in the fridge for later use.