If you’re like many, you can’t get enough garlic in your dishes. The pungent flavor and fragrance are so versatile, just look at the dishes it graces here—from pasta and bread to stews and steaks. You’ll never tire of it.
Classic Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
This recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the “Garlic Capital of the World.” It’s a simple, garlicky classic that takes just a few minutes to prepare. The classic way to enjoy seafood caramelized cloves is to simply spread on the pan when cooking it, with a little sprinkle of salt, and eat as is.
Garlic Herb Knots
Do you want to replicate those yummy garlic knots from your favorite local pizza shop in the comfort of your own home? Bake some of these when you have some extra dough in your fridge or freezer—and they’ll make your whole house smell delicious.
Pull-Apart Garlic Bread
Served warm, this buttery bread is fun to eat and enjoyable to make, too. The recipe should intrigue any baker, though you’ll need to plan ahead as the sponge needs to rest for at least 12 hours. With that complete, the dough is rather basic and is formed into small balls that are tossed in garlic butter, then baked to perfection.
Garlic Lemon Shrimp with Pasta
This garlicky shrimp recipe is simple, delicious and so easy to make that it will quickly become one of your go-to dishes. The beauty of this dish is that it can be served many ways: tossed with pasta as it is here, or over rice, couscous, This hearty lamb stew, flavored with red wine, garlic, and herbs, is easy to make and great served over steamed potatoes or noodles.
Cauliflower Cheese Bread
This bread dough is actually made with cauliflower. It’s a hearty, cheesy, and garlicky option that is perfect for those avoiding carbs, any gluten-free eaters, or even followers of the Keto diet. It’s so good, you won’t miss the bread.
Steamed Mussels in Tomato-Garlic Broth
These mussels bathed in a garlicky tomato broth are heavenly, and they also are one of the most budget-friendly seafood options available today. This dish makes a delicious first course or light supper. Serve it with crusty French bread for dipping into the broth.
These are the easy and delicious methods, and the sweet, soft cloves can be used in countless ways. You can also be mashed up and added to dressings and sauces. The classic way to enjoy garlic recipes is simply poured on your favorite ingredients, with a little sprinkle of salt, and eat as is.