Monday, July 20, 2009

Garlic Hummus from The Stinking Rose Cookbook by Andrea Froncillo

Lots of people have been asking for an awesome recipe for Garlic Hummus. People who know hummus say this is a great one.
Try it yourself. Some people use it as a sandwich spread for turkey or chicken sandwiches also,

Garlic Hummus from The Stinking Rose Cookbook by Andrea Froncillo
1 (10) ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or suggestion Extra Virigin Garlic Olive Oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 cloves of Roasted garlic See below
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced Fresh flat leaf parsley
Toasted artisan bread or crackers for serving

In a blender, combine the garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice and roasted garlic. Process on low speed until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.Use now or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
To serve, scrape into a serving dish. Sprinkle the parsley over the hummus and serve with toast or crackers for spreading or dipping. Many people enjoy garlic hummus as a sandwich spread in place of mayonnaise.
Serves 4 to 6 people

Roasted Garlic by The Stinking Rose Cookbook
2 cups garlic cloves
1 cup olive oil

In a heavy saucepan, combine the garlic and olive oil and cook over low heat for about 40 minutes, stirring once at 20 minutes, until the garlic begins to soften. Preheat the over to 250 degrees F. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic to a baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 Minutes, until the cloves are golden brown and slightly wrinkled.

Roasted Garlic prepared in a Garlic Roaster
1 to 3 heads of fresh garlic bulbs
Extra Virgin Olive Oil to drizzle
Favorite multi spice seasoning: Suggestion Mama Raps Special Blend, Garlic Dude Dust or Hot N Spicy

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Soak the lid of the ceramic roaster in water for 15 minutes whie you prepare the garlic to raost.
Cut off 1/4 inch of each bulb head at the stalk exposing the points of all cloves of the head.
Place the bulbs on the ceramic roaster tray.
Drizzle each bulb of garlic lightly with extra virgin olive oil
Sprinkle each head with your favorite multi flavor seasoning
Lower the preheated oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the damp lid on the tray and insert into preheated now 350 degree oven for 40 minutes
When you squeeze the garlic bulbs from the bottom , the roasted garlic should come out of the cut top like a paste.
Creamy , caramelized and ready to use as a spread on sandwiches, add to mashed potatoes, served as a condiment for steak chicken or fish.

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