Simple ways to use black garlic

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  • Mash some cloves with some soy sauce and chilli for an alternative stir-fry sauce.

  • Combine cloves with cream cheese and herbs for a tasty dip.

  • Puree some cloves with oil to create a paste then smear onto chicken or fish before roasting.

  • Add some cloves to Bolognese or Chilli to enhance flavours.

  • Mash a few cloves into a meatball mixture.

  • Balsajo Black Garlic cloves

  • Slice thinly and use to top salads.

  • Add to cheese on toast for a special twist.

  • Dip into melted dark chocolate for a sweet taste sensation (try it with some Green & Blacks 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate, available in the Gousto Marketplace).

  • Blend some cloves with mayo and serve with burgers or chips.

  • Add a few cloves into macaroni cheese or cauliflower cheese.

  • Pair with cheese such as on a cheeseboard replacing chutney with black garlic.

  • Add a sprinkle of water to cloves and blend with a good quality olive oil for an alternative salad dressing.

  • Mix crushed cloves into a homemade tomato sauce and use with pasta or spread as a sauce base on a pizza.

  • Eat the raw cloves

James Gillen