These days you find information everywhere on the health benefits of garlic. We all know about using garlic in Italian recipes or yummies like hummus, guacamole or salsa. I like garlic – but only if it’s been cooked because the raw pod ain’t for wussies! Still, if you’re a garlic-crazed person like my son, here are two unusual recipes to consider.
Dr. Oz’s Garlic Tea
Dr. Oz is such a garlic fan that he recommends garlic tea and his recipe calls for 8 cloves of garlic. Simmer them for 10 minutes in two cups of water, then strain out the garlic and add 2 T of lemon juice (which is potent in its own right, if it’s straight from the lemon and not perfidy like Realemon). Add honey to taste.
Eleanor Roosevelt Ate 3 Chocolate-Covered Garlic Cloves Every Day
Believe it or not, I’m not that crazy about chocolate so this recipe doesn’t do it for me. But if you’d like to try it, here it is:
> Bring 3 T of cream to a simmer
> Add 3 T of unsalted butter
> Add 4 ounces of 60% bittersweet chocolate and stir until smooth
> Remove from heat and mix in 2 cloves of minced garlic
> Allow the chocolate to cool and refrigerate until firm
> Roll into 15 balls and toss in cocoa powder or coconut
This chocolate covered garlic will keep in the refrigerator for two weeks.