Recipe by Alan in SW Florida
This really is a fabulous recipe!!! I've tried a number of others and this is, by far, the best. Don't be surprised if a couple of people polish off the whole batch in one sitting. Also, the marinade makes a delicious salad dressing after you've used up the garlic. Preparation time does not include time to marinate. NOTE: You can double the garlic cloves in this recipe and still have enough marinade to cover.
- 30 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar (if you can find it, champagne vinegar is wonderful)
- salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste (I like to use Kosher salt)
- 4 sprigs fresh oregano (or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano)
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring a medium saucepan half-filled with water to a boil. Toss in the whole cloves of garlic and blanch for 5 minutes. Remove the garlic and plunge into cold water. Drain and dry off the garlic.
- Mix the remaining ingredients (except the sprigs of fresh oregano) in a blender until emulsified. If using dried oregano, toss into the blender with the other marinade ingredients.
- Put the cloves of garlic in a jar and cover with the marinade. Tuck the sprigs of oregano into the jar. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 5 days (longer is better) in the refrigerator.
- Serve as a snack, or as part of an antipasto, or as a side dish, or add to a green salad.