Prepping is a part of cooking. It’s not something we thing about but we spend a lot of time prepping. Whether it’s cleaning and dicing meat and vegetables just when we are about to cook or doing so in advance, preparing you food is a part of cooking. I find myself having less and less time to spend in the kitchen so I made an effort to save time by preparing as much as possible ahead of time. I’ve starting making Green Seasoning and Garlic Paste so that it’s easy to season my food because all of my fresh herbs are cleaned, processed and ready to go. Let me show you how to make it and scroll down for video. You can also head to my YouTube Channel and subscribe if you haven’t already.
HOW TO PEEL THE GARLIC
You will need about 4-5 head of garlic. You can purchase already peeled garlic but it’s best to do it yourself. An easy way to peel garlic is to place it in a metal bowl and cover with another metal bowl or plate and shake for 20-30 seconds. This loosens the peel and even peels it completely. You can also peel it by crushing the garlic by pressing on the flat side of the knife using your palm.
HOW TO CRUSH THE GARLIC
The easiest way to crush the garlic would be in a food chopper, food processor or blender. Adding oil to the mixture also helps it to blend the mixture with ease.
WHAT OILS SHOULD I STORE CRUSHED GARLIC
It is best to use neutral tasting oil such as canola oil, grape seed oil or vegetable oil. Using a neutral tasting oil lessens the chance of changing the taste of the garlic. Storing the garlic in oil also to keep its natural color and helps it to last longer in the fridge.
HOW LONG CAN CRUSHED GARLIC BE STORE FOR
The garlic paste can be store for up to two weeks in the fridge. It has to be refrigerated in order to be safe for consumption. This mixture should not be stored at room temperature. If you aren’t using the oil, then it can be stored for up to five days in the fridge or frozen for up to 6 months.