Episode 85: Garlic

What’s that smell, you ask? Why, it’s Molly and Matthew, and we’ve just eaten enough garlic bread to ward off all vampires (and humans with functioning olfactory bulbs) within a hundred-mile radius. This week, we’re talking hardneck garlic, softneck garlic, green garlic, garlic scapes, and blah blah blah, but let’s cut to the chase: GARLIC BREAD. Recipes: Garlic Bread, Spinach-and-Green-Garlic Soup. spilledmilkpodcast.com

Simply Recipes Garlic Bread: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/garlic_bread/
Spinach and Green Garlic Soup: http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/04/that-easy.html

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5 thoughts on “Episode 85: Garlic

  1. Cayla

    I’ll admit it, I hate the consistently bad quality of garlic bulbs at my grocery store, and I’m also in an area of the Midwest that doesn’t feature much local/fresh anything for a big part of the year, so I buy the big jar of a specific brand of pre-peeled, pre-minced (California) garlic for the majority of my cooking. Generally, I like a large amount of garlic in savory dishes (2-3 Tablespoons where the recipe calls for one or two cloves), so in my household, we use a whole jar in a month or two. A Chinese woman I know taught me this highly-addictive recipe for a “sauce”/topping that I use on anything stir-fried, and sometimes just atop plain rice with some tofu cubes: A hearty scoop of minced garlic, an equally hearty scoop of dried chili flakes (any Asian variety) or your standard spice-cabinet crushed red pepper flakes, a scoop of sesame seeds (raw or toasted), a little oil (mild or strongly flavored), some minced scallions, and a splash or two of soy sauce. This is particularly good if you microwave it briefly to “bloom” the garlic and chili flakes. Warning: This will give you garlic breath of death, but it’s totally worth it.

  2. june2

    H Mart in Lakewood, WA turned my mother on to pickled garlic and so now she buys those pre-peeled buckets of garlic from them and pickles the entire container. She swears pickled garlic is the best thing ever…

  3. Rachel

    I agree with June2. Pickled garlic is some of the greatest foods I’ve ever encountered. I love to grate some on my pizza after it comes out of the oven. DELICIOUS!!

  4. Lindsay

    The omelette scene at the end of Big Night was the final nail in my vegan coffin! It’s legendary.

  5. Tricia

    When I was looking into what garlic I wanted to plant in my garden, I learned that the two different types grow better in different climates. There’s overlap, but there is a preference.

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