Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Black Garlic The New It Ingredient

I saw this earlier today and wanted to know if anyone has ever used or had this before. I am ordering some and will let you know how it goes.

Black Garlic is an all natural product free of additives, preservatives, colorants or flavorings. The only ingredient used in our fermented black garlic... is garlic. It takes an entire month for the gentle heat of the special roasting process to ferment the garlic heads enough to develop its deep flavor and uniquely black cloves, naturally, over time. The end result is a sweet and savory spin on garlic that loses all of its originally occurring bitterness and pungency when raw, and exchanges it with a smooth flavor profile similar to that of demi glacé, figs, or stone fruits.

Aside from the look and smell, the texture of the clove is by far the most surprising aspect – just soft enough to spread on a piece of baguette. Try it in a garlic aioli or with a bit of olive oil and balsamic at the table; we’re sure you’ll find it amazing.