Garlic

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by osprey2, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    What the hell do I do with 10kg of grade 1 French garlic ?

    Hot or cold smoke ?
     
  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I love Roasted garlic. That is what I would do with it. cut the tops off, arrange in a very large or several shallow pans, douse with extra virgin olive oil and hot smoke until desired roastedness.  cool and squeeze it all out. You could can and or freeze. Wow, if that wouldn't get the neighbors stopping by in droves I don't know what would. That is a very nice score.
     
  3. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for that, these are BIG bulbs, try if weather good to put a pic up
     
  4. Hello.  timberjet's plan sounds good to me.  I can't come up with anything else.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  5. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Smoke some of them cold. They taste lovely when you use them in dressings, rubs or in light sauces. Roast some too. Roasted smoked garlic mashed potato is one of my favourites.
     
  6. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    First batch of hot applewood smoked garlic done in the countertop.


     
  7. Those look great.

    Danny
     
  8. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mmmm I can smell the lovely smoked garlic from here. Looks great.
     
  9. Hello Smokers.

    I Hot Smoked some Garlic the other night for the first time and it turned out brilliant, but it was on a much smaller scale than Osprey2.  Firstly I cut the Bulbs top off, exposing all the cloves, I then laid them in my top stove Smoker.  I used an artist paintbrush to coat olive oil onto the bulbs which prevents too much oil in the Smoker, then seasoned with sea salt and fresh ground pepper.  After 45 minutes of cooking time I turned the hotplate off but left the Smoker on the hotplate.  Once the Garlic had cooled I used a butter Knife to squeeze each clove, but doing it this way was going to take forever, so I then started to pass each clove through a garlic presser, but this was far too messy.  So I ended up tipping the garlic upside down gave a gentle squeeze at the root and the cloves just kinda fell out

     


    Oiled and seasoned


    Hot Smoked


    One Bulb


    18 Bulbs
     
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  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Oh man I can smell it from here. Yum!
     
  11. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow that looks great. Did you use it all or did some get frozen?
     
  12. Popped it all in the freezer, going to make some more this weekend.  One of the Supermarkets have them on special offer, £1.79 for around 18 bulbs,but if you buy 2 bags you get the

    third free, so that's a very good deal, unfortunately, I only got the one bag but I will be getting some more this weekend.

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  13. My Morris Traveller came from Woodchurch, I drove him all the way home with the indicator on, my friend behind me was in stitches and I was just grinning from ear to ear, as I had just purchased my dream car.

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  14. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In our village that is still one of the latest models !
     
  15. They are a joy to see and still turn heads.
     
  16. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Jeeze, 10Kg's of garlic, there should be no vampires in your neck of the woods.  

    That's a lot of garlic, did you get up one morning and just happen to stumble on a huge bag of garlic (as you do). I am just in shock (and awe) at the thought of a 10Kg bag of garlic!!!
     
  17. osprey2

    osprey2 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    A friend of mine from Scotland, also lives in France has a share in a garlic firm. He probably brought about 100 kg over. I actually had 20 kg, 10 to deliver in west Wales. It doesn't look like it will happen this year as he has an aggressive  cancer.
     
  18. Very sorry to hear about your friend.  Wade has been to the States many times.  Maybe between he and I we are corrupting the British public with the U.S. style; Go big or go home!  Keep Smokin!

    Danny
     
  19. smokewood

    smokewood Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I am sorry to hear about your friend, and hope everything goes ok with the treatment.

    Best Wishes 
     

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