What is Garlic Paste? and How is it used?
Garlic Paste is used when minced garlic just wont do! Biting into a chunk of garlic especially in a recipe where it is served raw can be very off-putting, often destroying the balance of flavors in the recipe.
Every so often you will come upon a recipe that requires one to make a paste from garlic. Our Mango Salsa is one of these.
Making the paste only requires 2 main ingredients: The garlic and a little bit of salt, only enough to serve as an abrasive to break down the garlic.
There are two methods used in making garlic paste. One is grinding using a mortar and pestle, the other by using a knife and cutting board. We are demonstrating the latter.
- Start with your garlic, peeled in the way you choose. Slice it, then mince as finely as you can.
- Using the flat of the blade of your knife, move the knife back and forth over the garlic while firmly, but gently holding blade down.
- Sprinkle the surface of the garlic with your salt and repeat until you have a paste.
- Now you can use it in your recipe.