HOW TO … Make Garlic Paste

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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.

The Methods:

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.

Peel Your Garlic
Peel Your Garlic

 

Mince Your Garlic
Mince Your Garlic
Slice Your Garlic
Slice Your Garlic
  1. Start with your garlic, peeled in the way you choose. Slice it, then mince as finely as you can.
  2. 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 salt & spread your garlic with the flat of your knife.
    Sprinkle salt & spread your garlic with the flat of your knife.

    Spread it again and again
    Spread it again and again
  3. Sprinkle the surface of the garlic with your salt and repeat until you have a paste.
  4. Now you can use it in your recipe.
Finished and ready to use!
Finished and ready to use!

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