Recipes To Celebrate National Garlic Day!

This April 19, garlic lovers across the U.S. will celebrate the pungent flavor of a spicy little member of the onion genus -- garlic. Garlic isn’t just delicious. It helps protect you from heart disease, reduces your likelihood of catching the common cold and wards off the occasional vampire.

Homemade garlic bread recipe

Garlic is a staple in most American households. From Asian cuisine to rustic Mexican dishes, garlic lends its unique flavor to a variety of edibles from across the globe. This National Garlic Day, celebrate with one of these fantastic recipes that make garlic the star of the show.

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Lemon garlic bread recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 1/4 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 clove (about 1/2 teaspoon) garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup real butter
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. Mix all ingredients except bread in a small bowl.
  2. Brush the butter mixture onto the cut sides of the bread and wrap loosely with foil.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F for around 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, discard the foil and slice into half-inch pieces.

Garlic mayonnaise recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced

Directions: 

  1. In a food processor, pulse to combine the yolk and 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice and the mustard, and then blend well.
  3. Put the food processor motor on low and add 3/4 cup of olive oil very slowly (don’t pour too quickly or the mayonnaise will break).
  4. Remove the mayonnaise from the food processor, add the remaining olive oil, at least one teaspoon of lemon juice and the garlic in a bowl.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add additional lemon juice if desired.
  6. Refrigerate for up to five days.

Garlic croutons recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/4 cup real butter, melted
  • French bread, half-inch cubes (3 ounces by weight)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Mix the garlic and melted butter in a small bowl, add the bread cubes and stir gently until the bread is well coated.
  3. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet or shallow baking dish in a single layer.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden on all sides, turning at least once.
  5. Cool and serve.

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