5.27.2012

Just Another Meatless Monday-Grilled Green Garlic




Hey What's For Dinner




My produce box from Full Circle this week had green garlic in it and I was wondering what to do with it. The recipe included was for a pesto and scallop dish that sounded wonderful but we were OUT of any halibut or cod to use in place of the scallops. Besides I'm still figuring out if raw garlic makes me sick like raw onions do and I didn't want to waste such great looking garlic.

Right about the time I was pondering the dilemma I fired up the grill. Inspiration hit and I decided to try grilling a few heads alongside the ribs for dinner. When they were done I mashed them into mashed potatoes for a mild yet delicious garlic mashed potatoes. I think you could pretty much use the grilled green garlic anywhere you need a dash of garlic goodness.

 Now I lived through the roasted garlic phase where everyone and their dog smelled like garlic from the copious amounts of garlic consumed. The green garlic was much more mild mannered than traditional garlic and I have nary a whiff of garlic emanating from my skin today. WHEW! 



Grilled Green Garlic
2-4 head of fresh green garlic
gas grill

trim root ends off and top greens off the green garlic
peel the outer skins off the garlic going down about one layer 
heat the gas grill for 5 minutes and scrape clean
cook the green garlic alongside whatever you happen to be grilling
when the bulbs are soft and toasty brown remove from the heat
set to cool until you can handle it safely
snip the top off and squeeze out the grilled garlic paste
use in mashed potatoes, as a spread for sandwiches, in baked potatoes or anywhere you see fit









Peace and Love--


 

8 comments:

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    Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Hi Laura,
    Your Garlic looks so good, I have some in the garden we will have to try your Grilled Garlic. I am sharing my Crock Pot Au Gratin Potatoes today, thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Hi Laura! I am excited to take part in your Meatless Mondays link party for the first time today- thanks for hosting this! Looks like you have lots of good things going on here, so i think Ill follow along and keep up. :)


    That garlic looks fantastic and makes me wish all the more we had a grill. Some day! :)

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  4. That garlic looks wonderful! As you'll see from my link this week, I'm a huge garlic fan so I will be trying your method of roasted garlic on the grill. I can taste it now! Thanks for hosting!

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  5. What a wonderful way to serve that delicious and oh so good for you green garlic!

    I've shared a slightly less healthy (!) but very delicious Limoncello and Blueberry Syllabub. Thank you for hosting!

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  6. Hi, thanks for hosting. Today I shared my Marinara #3 - Mighty Mushroom. I'm going to have to make my next marinara with that garlic though!!

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  7. I figure that if the whole family eats copious amounts of garlic, then everyone will smell equally garlicky, and no one will notice.

    Raw onions and raw garlic both react poorly with me, so since the onions bother you, you're wise to tread carefully around raw garlic.

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  8. Hello, I'm new to your site and Meatless Monday, love it! I love the green garlic recipe. Thanks for hosting.

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