Have you tried smoked garlic yet? Do you want to?

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by fire it up, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nothing super new or special here but I'm posting this in the hopes that some folks who have never smoked garlic before will see this and give it a shot.

    I had a chuckie on yesterday and realized I hadn't smoked any garlic in a while so I threw a few heads on.

    Smoking garlic is incredibly simple and tastes amazing!
    I took 3 heads and cut the tops off to the point where most of the cloves were exposed, drizzled them with a little bit of olive oil and seasoning, one with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, one with my chipotle rub and one with garlic powder (was curious what it would taste like)



    Before throwing them on the smoker I started wrapping them in foil, this is the way i learned to do it but wondered if it really made a difference so I left one head unwrapped and went ahead with the experiment.
    Smoke time is 2-3 hours @225-250 depending on how "roasted" you want them to come out, 3 hours will be like a pasty oven roasted, 2 hours will still mash fine but not so paste like and 1 hour if you are planning on mincing it.




    So good and great on breads, in soups, rice, heck, anything you would use garlic in!

    Verdicts:
    The one with garlic powder was nothing special, salt and pepper are the way to go.
    Wrapped in foil or not:
    There was no difference between the two so from now on I won't bother wasting the foil.
    Taste:
    Well...amazing, I mean it's garlic and it's smoked...how could it not be good?
     
  2. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]Those look pretty good. Thanks for the recipe.
     
  3. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes Sir Jimbo....Even roasted is good.I love taking the roasted/smoked garlic adding olive oil,salt,pepper and some herbs and crushing in a bowl and using as a rub on stuff.....

    Nice work on showing this.......Simple,but so good on anything....Especially us garlic lovers....[​IMG]
     
  4. yount

    yount Meat Mopper

    thanks wll be throwing some on the next smoke
     
  5. nwbhoss

    nwbhoss Smoking Fanatic

    I will definately be giving this a try!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love garlic with my garlic [​IMG]
     
  6. beerbelly

    beerbelly Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I've been wondering about doing garlic, thanks FIU[​IMG]
     
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    roasted is great but smoked is even better!
     
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great stuff on some crusty bread. Thanks for the post.
     
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Always done it in the oven, gonna have to try smoking it, looks great.
     
  10. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome as always FIU. Never tried it on the smoker, always in the oven or grill. Will for sure give that one a shot. Looks great.[​IMG]
     
  11. Hi, those look real good can't wait to give it a try salt and pepper YUM....
     
  12. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    AMEN, DUDE! I don't do it a lot, but when I do, I "squirt" a clove on a big o'l slice a homemade bread - you can spread it like butta[​IMG].

    Those look great, FIU. Do you grow your own garlic? If you do, those are nice!
    Tracey
     
  13. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Aaaaaaaaaaaah, brother, there's no substitute for smoked heads of garlic (love the jumbo's smoked).

    Just like I say, if it's smoked, eat it!

    Thanks for tossing some inspiration our way!

    Eric
     
  14. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    smoked garlic is a favorite,

    I eat it as is, add it to salad dressings I make, and other things(abt filling, etc.). Good stuff.
     
  15. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    Never tried it in the smoker. I will definately do this. Would be great in roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

    How long will it keep and how do you store it? Fridge? Freezer?
     
  16. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This year is my first go at growing garlic. Planted them late last fall and they should be ready to harvest sometime early this Summer so fingers crossed on that one.

    I always keep i t in the fridge just wrapped in plastic wrap, at least a few weeks it will keep but never had it stick around longer than that.
    Thinking about slicing some, putting in the dehydrator and drying then grinding to make smoked garlic powder.
     
  17. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great Q-view Jim thanks for sharing. I haven't done garlic in a while but it will be on this weekend.
    I like the dehydrator idea, let us know how it turns out.
     
  18. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    FIU- thanks for the idea about the garlic. Did some tonight while doing chicken thighs and veggies.

    Came out really nice after 3 hours. Maybe a bit firmer than my usual oven roast, but certainly very usuable and will be a great addition to other stuff I am cooking.

    Thanks again. I would have never thought about that. [​IMG]
     
  19. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great idea! I do roasted garlic all the time in the oven, but this is way better! I love putting roasted garlic in my mashed potatos.
     
  20. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    What JIR said...........problem is I'm on a dam**d South Beach diet for the next 6 months so Roasted or Smoked garlic mashed potatoes are off limits for a while. That sucks.
     

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