You won't find black garlic in your average grocery store, but you need to try it. Black garlic might seem a little intimidating, but when Chef Cat Cora included black garlic in her box we knew it would be a hit. She is consistently praised for her creativity and ability to transform ingredients in ways that are truly unique. She knows that the versatility of black garlic can add that special something to a lot of different dishes.
Black garlic is, simply put, the product of aging regular garlic bulbs over the course of weeks or months. For in-the-know chefs like Cat, it’s a way of adding intense “what is that?” flavor to everything from mayo to steak. It adds a certain earthiness and depth to a dish, and the way it is aged brings out so many rich flavors. It also has added health benefits, including twice the amount of antioxidants than in its regular form.
What’s the best part? It’s versatile and can be swapped out for regular garlic in most recipes, but it’s much more mild than white garlic. That’s right garlic haters, there’s still hope for you! Black garlic has none of the strong odor of white garlic and can be consumed in large quantities without the olfactory effects.
So now that you know the shining potential of black garlic, here are some interesting, and simple, ways to incorporate it into your cooking.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy black garlic is Chef Cora's recipe for Mushroom and Black Garlic Flatbreads. This exclusive recipe is included in every Cat Cora CrateChef box. Get yours today!
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