Friday, March 27, 2009

Recipe Friday: Roasted Garlic Butter

This week before I made an Italian dinner, I spent an hour making the house smell like garlic. Below, you'll find my recipe for Roasted Garlic Butter. It's a quick and easy way to make gourmet style food, with a limited budget. I recommend you serve this with a high quality crusty loaf of bread; and that before serving, you pre-slice the bread, spread this butter between the slices, wrap in aluminum foil, and then heat in the oven so that the butter has melted.

1 head elephant garlic (or 2 heads of regular garlic)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped (fresh) rosemary
Salt (sea salt if possible)
2 sticks butter (room temperature)
1 loaf of crusty bread (sourdough, italian, french, etc)

1) Cut the top off of the garlic
2) Place the heads of garlic on a sheet of aluminum foil
3) With the cut side up, pour olive oil over garlic
4) then add 1 tablespoon rosemary to top of garlic
5) wrap in aluminum foil, and bake at 350 for one hour
6) After hour, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes
7) Once cool enough to touch, squeeze garlic so that roasted bulbs empty into bowl, whith sliced sticks of butter
8) Mix with butter. Butter will melt
9) Add One tablespoon of rosemary, and salt to taste
10)Place in refrigerator, and let cool
11) Serve with bread. (See above)
12) Enjoy!


  1. When you review North Harbor be sure to try their Lobster Chowder, it's one of a kind !!

  2. I'll be sure to give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion!