Tips and Techniques – Peeling a lot of Garlic

Some dishes require a lot of garlic, i.e Tacos de Pescado al Mojo de Ajo, which takes 2 HEADS of garlic or Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. That is a whole lot of garlic. Here is the trick to peeling that much garlic.

First, take the head of garlic. Place it on the cutting board and with the heel of your hand, crush the head so as to loosen the cloves. Place the cloves in a 3 qt sauce pan and cover with the lid. Take the pan and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. (This is a whole lot of work!)

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After 30 seconds of vigorous shaking, the garlic is peeled.

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Now, the only problem with this trick/technique is you will need to rinse the garlic when you are done, especially if there are smaller cloves. The garlic bruises and releases its oil which results in some of the skins sticking to the garlic. Rinsing the garlic under running water gets rid of the sticking skins. 🙂 This tip/technique really works.

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