Apart from salt, it is hard to come up with a flavoring as ubiquitous worldwide as garlic. A relative of onions and shallots, garlic is a small white bulb made up of individual garlic cloves. The flavor is sweet yet acidic and will add savory flavor to anything it touches. Toss garlic cloves with roasted vegetables, sauteed meats, and pasta dishes to bring out zesty flavor. Add pickled garlic cloves to make your own flavoredextra virgin olive oil, or roast them in the oven to get a bright yet nutty taste.
What kinds of garlic can I buy?
Whether you slice it, dice it, or shake it from a can, garlic is a kitchen essential. At Supermarket Italy, you will find garlic seasoning as well as unique pickled garlic cloves from brands such as Sanniti. Try herbed garlic cloves, or for the more adventurous palate, spicy garlic with chili oil. You will also find the gourmet ingredient of black garlic. Caramelized rather than fermented, black garlic has a sweeter taste that has notes of balsamic vinegar.