The late Anthony Bourdain arguably said it best: “Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly. Misuse of garlic is a crime… Please, treat your garlic with respect.” According to the legendary chef, the only way to truly enjoy the pungent cloves are to slice them up yourself, never using a press or opting for the pre-minced version found in jars at the grocery store. But while we appreciate his expertise, we won’t judge anyone who has their own preference for the distinct ingredient.
There’s no mistaking the flavor of a dish that includes plenty of garlic among its ingredients. In fact, fans of the bulbs might even double (or triple) the amount of cloves called for in a recipe when whipping up their meals. One solitary clove is certainly never enough to really do the flavor justice, if you ask us. Of course, you will inevitably end up with garlic’s aroma lingering on your hands after chopping or mincing, and on palate when you’re done eating, but that’s all part of it’s charm.
If your mouth isn’t watering yet just thinking about all of the amazing ways you can add garlic to your daily meals, get ready to start salivating as you scroll through the recipes below. Each one includes at least two cloves, but we won’t tell if you decide to crank that number up a few notches while prepping these meals. Take a look to see which delightfully garlicky dish you’ll want to cook for your family tonight!