That's the usual reaction at seeing Elephant Garlic for the first time. But the truth is that its not actually garlic, it is closely related to the leek family. Elephant Garlic is milder and sweeter than regular garlic, but at the same time has all the amazing energetic and health benefits.
Elephant Garlic contains the chemical compound Allicin same as regular garlic. This compound is responsible for the antibacterial and antiviral properties well known to garlic.
Naturally rich in flavonoids, minerals and Vitamin B which help kill harmful microbes in the body. Elephant Garlic is a delicious way to add some health benefits to your diet. As with regular Garlic, it can be used raw, roasted, sauteed, or fried in your favorite recipes.
Roasted Elephant Garlic
1 bulb elephant garlic
Salt & Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Chop your elephant garlic bulb in half horizontally.
Drizzle the exposed cloves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Put the bulb back together, loosely enclose in foil and place in the preheated oven. Depending on the size of the bulb it will take between 40 minutes and 1 hour to roast.
Turn down the oven to 350F and leave for an extra 30 mins to get a more caramelized flavor.
Once roasted it can be simply spread on bread, served as a side to barbecued or roasted meats or added to sauces and soups.