Smoked Garlic

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Bonbon

Smoked Garlic

Is there a traditional use for smoked garlic? I love experimenting with new ingredients and have never used this before, but can't think how to get the best from it. I suppose I just substitute it for the usual cloves. Maybe smaller quantities?

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

smoked garlic

They sell this in our village shop and I keep meaning to buy some, but not quite convinced I like the idea of it. Maybe in salad dressings ? Our "lady of the shop" says she uses it for everything, in lasagne, etc. but don't know .... I will get some next week and give it a go. It comes from the Isle of Wight, famous for growing garlic.

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Gerry

smoked garlic is

milder in taste. I don't like it.

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Randall679

Ail Fumé (Smoked Garlic)


The French traditionally use this as much as normal garlic. I first fell in love with it when I bought a whole smoked garland at a French farmers market in London. Cold-smoked garlic is still hard and lasts a long time, and has a wonderful smokey essence. I love it and smoke it myself now. I have even started a blog about it on Facebook ... Ail Fum&"233; Smoked Garlic. I have included recipes. There are a few placed around the world ... especially in France and the UK ... that sell it by mail order. I know one on the Isle of Wight and another in Devon. It is well worth a try. Don't mistake it for hot smoked garlic, which is like roasted and tastes different ... sweeter and milder.

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Gerry

Randall & garlic

Randall, the smoked garlic I was given was soft. Was it the wrong sort. It was mild and sweet-ish.

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Randall679

Soft Smoked Garlic ...


Sounds like you either got hot smoked garlic ... soft, almost translucent cloves ... sweet, mild flavour ... or Cold Smoked that went over 50C ... it starts to cook then. In France, they hang it in sheds with smoldering peat on the floors or something ... for days ... still firm, but with a golden tinge and the skins just flake off. I sometimes just chuck it in with the skins. Cooking garlic also releases much of the allium ... the "good stuff" health wise ... so try not to over cook it. I have a friend who eats smoked garlic raw with vodka! A Russian, of course.

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Gerry

garlic info

Thank you, Randall, very interesting. I'll ask the person who gave it to me.

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Bonbon

Smoked Garlic

Thank you, to all who replied. I shall enjoy adding it to my lemon roast chicken tonight!

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Fiona Phillips

Smoked Garlic

Hi Randall

I have just purchased some of your smoked garlic from Prahran market. It smells devine. I was wondering if you sell it over the internet.

Cheers
Fiona
ps I was the one who posted the comment on LifeStyle foods website.

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Randall679

Smoked Garlic in Melbourne

"I was wondering if you sell it over the internet. ps I was the one who posted the comment on LifeStyle foods website."

G'day, Fiona ... I smoke garlic for Michael the Potato Man at Prahran Market and Toni at Rocky's Fruit and Veg on Chapel Street, opposite the Jam Factory. (I suppose this is totally wasted in Delia's regulars!) I only do around 10 kilos a month as a hobby. I do sell some on eBay ... just search "Smoked Garlic." Send me a private message and I'll pop in more! If you like what you bought from Michael, give it a plug on Lifestyle, and tell us your recipe. Cheers, Randall

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SonyaK

Smoked Garlic in Melbourne

Hi Randall

Do you sell any in Adelaide? We go to the Central Market regularly, but I've never seen any there. Would be interested to try some.
Sonya

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Randall679

Smoked Garlic in Australia

"Do you sell any in Adelaide? Sonya"

Not that I know of ... I know there is a chap in WA who sells in markets ... check on "Ail Fum&"233; Smoked Garlic" on Facebook. Occasionally it turns up in markets when some garlic farmer gets the idea ... which I'm hoping will happen soon. I sell some on eBay, but only within Australia. Some has gone to Tasmania and some to Qld. Cheers, Randall

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Veronique

Smoked Garlic

I have just bought some smoked garlic. It smells very strong and dark brown. Looks very dried. I would like to use it and think this garlic may be the cold smoked garlic as it is not translucent. Can hot smoked garlic and cold smoked garlic be used in the same way? Following posts to see how to use it. Veronique

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Francisca

Smoked Garlic

Interestingly enough I have come across smoked garlic in some recipes but never found it here in France. Maybe it is sold in a different region.... never saw it here in Alsace though! We will be moving to one of the big garlic regions soon, the Gers, maybe I will find it there! I love garlic....

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Randall679

Ail fume in France

"Interestingly enough I have come across smoked garlic in some recipes but never found it here in France. Maybe it is sold in a different region.... never saw it here in Alsace though! We will be moving to one of the big garlic regions soon, the Gers, maybe I will find it there! I love garlic...."

I think Arleux in northern France considers itself the World Capital of smoked garlic, but I have seen it in farmers' markets right around, and in the UK. I think you can buy plaits of it online. I know one farmer does it in Bulgaria! Just do a Google and I'm sure you'll find it. Bon appetite!

 
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