Holiday Entertaining just got a little easier with this tempting pâté – the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.
This Garlic – flavored pâté (a creamy, composed dip) makes a great start to any meal as it awakens your taste buds! Truly simple to prepare – start by roasting the three garlic heads in the oven with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkling of salt & pepper and thyme branches. In about 45 minutes (depends on the size of the cloves) – simply push the softened garlic out of their skins.
Add one head of roasted garlic cloves to the goat cheese mixture, save the remaining two for serving with the pâté – so your guests can schmear them on for themselves.
The Goodness of Garlic:
Roasted garlic adds a wonderful, creamy and gentle flavor.
Throughout history, garlic has been documented for its healing abilities and is used in cuisines from around the world.
Adding roasted garlic to meals gives a lot of flavor and health benefits without added calories. A single clove of garlic contains only 4 calories and less than 1 gram each of protein, carbohydrate and fat.
Most of garlic’s health benefits come from potent anti-cancer compounds, immune-strengthening molecules and heart disease-preventing antioxidants it contains.
Enjoy roasting full heads of garlic – I believe you will be using this simple technique in many recipes. Whisk into sauces, vinaigrettes, stews, soups and more.
Look for local garlic, or in shops imported from the US. Many supermarkets import garlic from China… the domestic type is preferred.
I’m lucky to have visited the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in September, and have a good stash that will last me a few months!
Enjoy this holiday appetizer!