Sunday, May 23, 2010

Black Garlic Olive Tapenade

This recipe was sent by Lilly, and can also be found at Black Garlic Olive.

1 Can (6 oz) of Olives of your choice
2 Anchovy Filets
4 cloves Black Garlic
2 Roasted Red Peppers
2 tbs Capers
2-3 Leaves Basil
1 tbs Lemon Juice
2 tbs Olive Oil

Wash and strain olives. Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until mixture becomes coarse and pulpy.
Serve on slices of French bread.

It definitely looks delicious!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Black Ink Squid Linguini in lemon black garlic and anchovy sauce

Chef Oscar Lippe was nice enough to send this recipe. The original link is here.

By Lorraine Cyr

  • ¼ pound freshly made black squid linguini

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 4 cloves black garlic

  • 1 flat anchovy fillet

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

  • A pinch of dried hot red pepper flakes

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan with more served with meal


Fill 6 quart pan ¾ full of water bring to boil for pasta. Thinly slice garlic and finely chop anchovy. Cook pasta until almost al dente (with fresh pasta a minute or less). Drain pasta and save 1½ cup of water. In a 12 inch heavy skillet cook garlic in oil over moderate heat stirring until golden. Remove skillet from heat stir in anchovy, zest, red pepper flake, black garlic and add ½ cup pasta water.

Add pasta to garlic mixture and cook over moderately high heat, tossing and if necessary add more pasta water to keep pasta moist, about 2 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Add minced parsley and grated cheese toss and serve with additional parmesan on the side.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Garlic Peel, Garlic Chop and Garlic Keep

Last night I got a package with some cool garlic-related kitchen gadgets from Koopeh Designs.

Here is the Garlic Keep, I put the two garlic heads that I currently have at home, but it fits about six or eight. It's made of ceramic and airs the garlic through small holes in the bottom half.

Here is the Garlic Chop, to chop the garlic you put the garlic clove inside and rotate it left and right. The little stubs it has push the clove and make the chopping way faster and easier.

And the Garlic Peel. It's made of plastic and you put the unpeeled garlic clove inside and roll it around. I found it a bit difficult to get the clove peeled but at the end it worked.

I'll have more detailed usage info soon, but meanwhile I can say that I recommend these gadgets for any garlic lover out there.