We're just going to come right out and say it: there's nothing worse than garlic breath. We know, we know. However, garlic is what makes so many dishes sing - without it food would lack flavor, dimension and oomph. We find the best way to proceed with this aromatic bulb is to have a "if you can't beat them, join them" philosophy and get everyone at the table munching on the same glorious garlic-infused dishes. You won't get any complaints when you couple these fine recipes for garlic lovers with good wine and a scrumptious dessert. Here's what to make:
BBQ Pork Chop with Garlic and Lemon
Brown sugar-marinated pork chops (pictured above) are grilled to perfection and served with grilled garlic, lemon and iceberg lettuce with a creamy dressing.
Squid Sashimi with Black Garlic
Black garlic is the magical ingredient behind this delightful appetizer recipe from chef Roland Trettl. Squid sashimi is flavored with chili pepper and Greek basil then served with a grilled vegetable vinaigrette. It's a recipe sure to impress.
Sweet Potato Crisps with Avocado-Garlic Mayo
Hosting a game day party? Treat the gang to this fun appetizer featuring crispy sweet potato slices dipped into a creamy sauce made with garlic, lemon, parsley and avocado.
Garlic lovers will fall head over heels for this amazingly delicious green beans flavored with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, chili flakes and cilantro. This recipe also doubles as a yummy vegan appetizer.
Chard and Ricotta Ravioli
Superstar chefMario Batali shares his unique recipe for vegetarian ravioli stuffed with Swiss chard, black chickpeas, garlic and herbs. It's a delicious first course served with homemade tomato sauce.
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