Unless you grow your own garlic or belong to a CSA you may never have seen or eaten fresh garlic.
Garlic you buy or that you will get in the next few weeks is dried (cured) for about 2 or 3 weeks so it will store safely. The garlic you got last week and will get this week was harvested within a day or two of you getting it and should be used in a week or 10 days.
See how fresh that is?
Fresh garlic has a vibrant-mild ‘soft’ flavor much like garlic scapes and green garlic. You can use fresh garlic in any garlic recipe and you can use much more of it because it is so mild.
I like to peel then simmer my garlic in olive oil for about 20 minutes and store it in a jar in the refrigerator.
I use it to cook greens or spread it on toasted bread. Fresh garlic is great in Caesar Salads. I was poking around our site here and found an old recipe Lauren posted that looks delicious and would be great made with fresh garlic.
Maybe I’ll make that with the garlic I get this week.
Hope you are all well. Have a great week, I’ll see you at pickup.