Smoked Garlic

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by wullybully, May 11, 2008.

  1. wullybully

    wullybully Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    We buy already pealed garlic in a 3 lb jar from the Wholesale club. It tends to get moldy before we can use that quantity so we have tried various way of preserving it. We freeze it whole but it gets a bit weird when thawed out. A couple of years ago I tried smoking it. After smoking I chop or puree it in the food processor with some added olive oil or other liquid. We then package in 2 oz deli containers and freeze. The roasted and smoked garlic has a very mild flavor with a bit of smoke.

    Procedure:
    I lightly coat the garlic cloves with olive oil.
    Spread on a jerky rack.
    Smoke at 220-230 for about 2 hours.
    Place in food processor
    Add liquid to help it process, olive oil, wine, chicken broth or what ever you prefer. (This time I tried whiskey)
    Chop to the desired consistency in food processor
    Package in air tight containers and freeze.

    It makes a great addition to soups, sauces, mashed potatoes or where ever you would use garlic.
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  2. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    you are a god...that is great..why did'nt i think of that..
     
  3. hhookk

    hhookk Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    The only thing better than garlic is MORE garlic. Looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.[​IMG]
     
  4. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a great idea! I buy those big tubs of peeled garlic also, and have the same problem of getting thru it before the mold sets in.
     
  5. chrome

    chrome Smoke Blower

    Looks great! Gotta do that one day.
     
  6. Going to have to try this once the garlic is ready to be picked. I usually chop up my garlic put it in a small canning jar and fill it full of EVO and place it in the fridge. seems to keep very long time, then again garlic doesn't sit around here very long.
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great idea...........A nice smoky garlic flavor to add to things.......
     
  8. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    I always put a whole bunch in olive oil with salt and pepper, maybe something extra and put on the grill when I do anything at all. wrap in foil of course and leave the top open just enough to let steam out a bit. do the same with whole onions. then mash with butter and put on anything and everything. nothing better.
     
  9. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I haven't tried smoking it yet but I used to roast off about half the 2 pound jar from Sam's with EVOO and kosher salt. The other half I would pickle in 1/2 pint jars, with a cup of salt to 3.8 qt water and a pinch of alum in each jar. a hot pepper is also a nice addition. After the jars are sealed hot water bath for 15 minutes. You can eat the stuff like popcorn! My secretary almost killed me though, it doesn't taste like garlic when you eat it but it comes out of your pores like garlic. Hay I like the smell.
    Jimbo
     
  10. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WB - great looking garlic smoke, and an awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i ALWAYS smoke my garlic............good job wully.............
     

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