How to roast garlic in the oven
Roasting garlic brings out its natural sugars, and gives garlic a deep, mellow, nutty flavor and soft texture. roasted garlic is much easier to digest than row garlic.
The punch and taste of roasted garlic transfers any savory recipe, add them to pasta dishes, mash them up and spread them over toast, use them in salad dressings, sauces, or vegetable dips. You can also use roasted garlic in place of fresh garlic in soups and baked dishes
1- Set the garlic bulb on its side and slice off about half an inch of the pointed top, you should expose the tops of the clustered cloves.
2- Set the bulbs cut sides up in a baking tray lined with wax or parchment paper.
3-Drizzle the bulbs with olive oil and some salt and pepper, using your fingers to rub the olive oil over all the cut.
4- Cover the baking tray with a lid or tin foil and bake at 400° for 40 to 50 minutes. When the garlic is soft and golden brown it’s done.
5- Once the garlic bulbs are roasted, take all the warm cloves out of the heads by squeezing them between your finger and thumb , then smash the soft garlic cloves with a fork.
6- freeze the roasted garlic in food containers or zip-lock bags