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  • Meathead
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    Two Black Garlic Butters

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    Black Garlic Butter Sauce

    Black garlic https://amzn.to/2ERubVV is a umami-bomb that was once rare and only seen in Asian kitchens, but is now the darling of restaurant chefs and adventurous home cooks. It is raw garlic that has been fermented and aged at a controlled warm temperature. When you chop it, it is sticky, almost tar-like, and full of slightly sweet, earthy and savory flavor, at once reminiscent of figs and rare fine balsamic. Once you try it you’ll fall in love! This mix of black garlic and butter made my knees buckle. Pour it over grilled seafood for starters (see my recipe for Black Garlic Scallops https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...-garlic-butter).

    Makes. About 3/4 cup
    Takes. 5 minutes

    Ingredients
    8 large cloves black garlic
    3 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    1/2 teaspoon Morton’s kosher salt

    Method
    Thoroughly peel the black garlic, then mince the cloves. It will be like a chunky-sticky paste. In a small pan, melt the butter over low heat and add the zest, black garlic, and salt. Stir to distribute the garlic bits. Serve immediately or set aside for up to 1 hour. If desired, warm through very gently to get the butter flowing again.

    Black Garlic Compound Butter

    This compound butter is amazing on toast, English muffins, in a baked potato, use it to fry eggs, make a beurre blanc, top a steak or a filet of fish. The flavor is delicate and complex so don’t waste it in really flavorful sauces. or just about any other way you can think of using butter.

    Makes. About 1/2 cup
    Takes. 5 minutes once the butter is softened

    Ingredients
    12 large cloves black garlic
    8 ounces unsalted butter
    2 pinches Morton’s kosher salt

    Method
    Take the butter out of the fridge and put it into a small bowl. Let it sit on the counter for an hour and come to room temp. Peel the garlic and drop the cloves into a food processor. Cut the butter into chunks and add it to the processor. Pulse on low power until it is blended thoroughly.
  • HouseHomey
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    #2
    Yum!! At work we use a black garlic aioli on our burgers and it’s ..... fabulous! Thanks for this.

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    • Thunder77
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      #3
      Yeehaw! I have to try this!!!

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        #4
        I gotta try this for sure. Garlic and butter might be my two favorite things!

        Now, where do I find black garlic, locally?

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          #5
          I get it at our local farmer's market. Not sure of a bricks 'n mortar place to get it, Spinaker

          I may be ordering some organic black garlic today from this site, which provides fermented black garlic sourced only from North America. They apparently have their own garlic fields in Wisconsin, for starters.

          https://www.blackgarlicna.com/

          FWIW, here's their sales blurb:

          Why Shop With us?
          • Always Free Shipping - No Minimum Order.
          • We ONLY use North American sourced Garlic
          • Our process takes 120 days for each lot of product, we take it slow for the best possible flavor.
          • Each lot is tested for the healthful active component S-allyl-cysteine.
          • We guarantee S-allyl-cysteine content no less than 1.5 mg/g of product.
          • We have commercial availability of all of our products and service retail customers, distributors, and industrial clients.
          • Our business members have more than 50 years of experience in the food industry.
          • Kosher Certified.



          Kathryn
          Last edited by fzxdoc; March 7th, 2019, 08:51 AM.

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          • Spinaker
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            Awesome! Thanks!

          • ofelles
            ofelles commented
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            +1

          • Chipshot7
            Chipshot7 commented
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            Kathryn thanks so much for this link. My sample gift box order came in today and it is fantastic. What a quality product.
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          #6
          P.S. I like black garlic mayo in our egg salad sammies.

          Kathryn

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          • Meathead
            Meathead commented
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            I eat a LOT of egg salad. Gotta try this!

          • grantgallagher
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            That sounds amazing!
        • SullysSassySauce
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          #7
          I bet this would be amazing in a butter burger . Yum

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            #8
            I have not heard of black garlic. I will definitely try this!

            If you have not tried smoked salt.....give that a try!

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            • Reds Fan 5
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              #9
              Made the black garlic compound butter today. Tastes great but, um, I may have over mixed it! Click image for larger version

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              • fzxdoc
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                Not a lot of eye appeal there.

                Kathryn

              • Reds Fan 5
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                fzxdoc Exactly! Glad this was a test run and I wasn’t planning to serve to guests!
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              #10
              I tried it with pappardelle pasta, using this recipe. Pretty meh but I think that was because the ratio of pasta to black garlic sauce was too high. Would be better with fettuccine, I'm thinking.

              Kathryn

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              • NoogaQ
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                #11
                Wow! First time of hearing about black garlic. Got to try some.

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                  #12
                  I've heard of black garlic but never paid much attention. That's going to change. Thank you Meathead

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                  • smokinsteve
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                    #13
                    Thanks for all this info. Was in a local eatery last week and they had a bulb for sale...$7. Never heard of this before.

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                    • daveIT
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                      #14
                      The Noma Guide to Fermentation has instructions on how to make black garlic. I never heard of it until I read it in there. I haven't attempted it yet...

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                        #15
                        Meathead Bit late to this particular party...but that link is just a general listing of black garlic available on Amazon.
                        Is there a particular brand that you prefer?
                        I’ve made the scallops with black garlic butter...but used the first I could find...and I want “the best.”
                        Looking forward to making Bob Belcher’s “Bet it All on Black” burgers in a couple weeks. (Yeah, that Bob Belcher. LOL)

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                          I have not tried many brands, and all I tried were awesome!

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                      Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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