Monday, February 26, 2007

Garlic and tomato paste

Brian writes:
"I eat two cloves of Garlic a day and one can of Tomatoe Paste every day and feel fantstic at 45 years old! Brian"
Sounds like good advice. Garlic is delicious and I looooooove tomatoes. Love them, love them, love them. Then again, Brian, you're not that old at 45!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Garlic for Valentine's Day

It is romantic, and it has garlic. Make sure that both you and your partner eat lots of it. Both romantic and smelly!
Recipe shamelessly stolen from Suite 101

Baked Oysters With Garlic

12 fresh oysters, shucked and rinsed well
3 tablespoons butter + 1 teaspoon for greasing casserole dish
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
1-2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Butter a small casserole dish, or for individual servings use ramekin dishes. Set aside.
In a small skillet, melt the butter. Add garlic and breadcrumbs and saute over medium heat until mixture is golden and slightly crumbly. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley. Spoon mixture over oysters and sprinkle with parmesan.
Bake oysters in the preheated oven until bubbly and lightly browned - about 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 2 servings, 6 oysters each.