I have a friend who is an amazing cook – very typical Brazilian cuisine cooking. Everything she makes is delicious!
Not to say that brazilian cuisine is super diverse, but well done brazilian food is a bit of work but totally worth it. Most everything in brazilian cuisine is seasoned with garlic and onions which gives that “brazilian” flavor…
Which comes to this recipe – I use in the most recipes as you can imagine. Use this as a garlic salt, since there’s a lot of salt, be careful not to overseason. At the end of the post I will give you several suggestions for use, but this recipe works well for chicken, beef, fish, beans, rice, risotto, almost everything.
Garlic paste recipe
- ½ pound of garlic;
- 1 medium onion;
- 5 tablespoons of water;
- 10 tablespoon of salt;
- OPTIONAL: green onions
Method of preparation:
Remove the peel of the garlic OR you can purchase the peeled garlic (from Costco or BJs I’ve seen).
Remove onion peel (cut into large pieces for ease).
Start with onion and a bit of water in blender and slowly add garlic.
Put all the ingredients in the blender and beat until the consistency of a paste.
The garlic paste lasts about 3 months in the refrigerator. If it gives a different smell, discard it (if it passes two months and the appearance, taste and smell remain the same, just keep in the refrigerator). If you want to reduce the amount is just to do the accounts and decrease.
Garlic paste: Recipe tips
The garlic paste can be used in almost all recipes that carry garlic: rice, beans, meats, soups, sautéed, etc.
And there’s more!
- Homemade mayonnaise seasoned with garlic paste. If you do not want to make the mayonnaise, just add the garlic paste in an industrialized one;
- Garlic Bread: How about using the above mayonnaise recipe or pick up cottage cheese, ricotta cream or cream cheese and season with the garlic paste? Then just sprinkle with oregano or another spice of your choice and send it to the grill!;
- Seasoning snacks, breads and toast: I have already mixed and spent little (very little!) Of the garlic paste on the bread and it was very good! You can make toasts, croutons and whatever comes to your head.
These are just a few of the uses, let your imagination roll, I’m sure you will find even more uses than I do. Do not forget to share your opinion!
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