February 26, 2013

Frieda's Specialty Produce Black Garlic and a Recipe for Roasted Chicken with Black Garlic Butter


I love trying new foods. I am one of those people that spend time in the grocery store going down every aisle looking for new things to try. So I was pretty excited when I was shipped a package of black garlic to try. I had only heard of black garlic, but never seen it at the store. In case you are wondering what exactly it is here is the breakdown:

"Whole heads of natural garlic are aged for 1 month in a special high-heat fermentation process. The aged garlic turns a rich black color with a soft, chewy texture and a mild, sweet-savory taste that might be classified as “umami” (the fifth taste – mostly present in savory and meaty foods). Some describe it as having a balsamic or molasses-like taste, others compare black garlic to beef bouillon."

After looking through a number of recipes I found one that looked delicious and perfect for Whole Roasted Chicken Stuffed with Black Garlic. I changed the gravy from the original recipe and instead reduced the roasted garlic with a small amount of white wine and crumbled pancetta on top. I also found that my total cooking time was closer to 2 hours since I had a pretty large chicken. The result was delicious and I would definitely try black garlic again.

Interested in ordering black garlic for yourself? Frieda's Specialty Produce has a number of great products to chose from to make your culinary adventures come alive, here are their links:

For the recipe go to Whole Roasted Chicken. 
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