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Do you have a garlic press in your kitchen? If not, I highly suggest adding it to your arsenal of kitchen gadgets. While it might seem like an usual tool, it actually saves a lot of time if you love using garlic like I do.

The garlic press takes whole cloves of garlic and crushes them down into a nice paste. You can add it to anything you are cooking to give flavor the ultimate boost. This takes about half the time it would take to chop and paste garlic by hand. I mean, who has time to do all that knife work for a weekday dinner? Certainly not mean. Plus the clean up is a breeze. Just stick it into the dishwasher. You'll also have the benefit of keeping your hands clean, and not smelling like garlic.

I recently used my garlic press when making a baked garlic chicken dinner. I crushed about four peeled and cleaned garlic cloves then added it to some whisked olive oil, lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley cracked pepper and sea salt. I marinated it for an hour or so before putting the chicken in the oven. The result was flavorful juicy chicken, which I served with brown rice and sautéed veggies. This meal was as simple as it was delicious and I know I will be making it again. 

Moms, what are your favorite garlic inspired meals?

Photo courtesy of Martin Turzak, iStock Photography

by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-30):
alliesmom112
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:49 PM

 

Quoting MamaMandee:

Yum! I use garlic is most of my cooking. 

 me too. It is one of my favorite ingredients

Bob192
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Wow!!  That looks great!  Yes, I have a garlic press and use it pretty often!

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I don't use a lot of garlic in my cooking.

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM


Quoting alliesmom112:

 

Quoting MamaMandee:

Yum! I use garlic is most of my cooking. 

 me too. It is one of my favorite ingredients

It is one of mine too! 

Godspitgrl
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I like to eat raw garlic on alot of things its very good for you

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Sounds like something I would love. 

Quoting ceciliam:

I make a really good garlic chicken in the crock-pot....it calls for an obscene amount of garlic but it's so good!


emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:22 PM

I like garlic in just about everything that I cook! LOL!

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:22 PM

And yes I do have a garlic press!

mommy_2_be_2010
by Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM
Mmmmmmmm i ♡ garlic and chicken anybody have any they'd like to post
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TheBabyFactory4
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM
that chicken looks good
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