Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
From The Stinking Rose restaurant in San Francisco. This is an Italian appetizer dish and the name translates as 'hot bath'. Serve with a good crusty sourdough, breadsticks or your favorite vegetables for dipping, such as bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli, or whole mushrooms. It's typically served as an appetizer, but is also fantastic drizzled over grilled fish or vegetables.
- 1 1⁄2 cups peeled garlic cloves
- 1 1⁄2 cups extra virgin olive oil
- 2 ounces butter
- 1 (2 ounce) can anchovies
- Place all ingredients in an oven casserole, cover and bake at 275F for 1 1/2 hours.
- Serve with bread and/or vegetables.
This is a garlic lovers dream. After making it once this way I tweaked it: quartered my garlic cloves because they were very large, chopped the anchovies and only used enough olive oil to cover the other ingredients, I found the original amount to be way too much, with alot of the oil being wasted. Also, once it was finished cooking we mashed all the ingredients together and spread it on sour-dough, it was fabulous this way. As to the comments about it being mild in terms of garlic, I'm not sure if this person used fresh garlic because we found it to be extremely potent, really great, I can't wait to make this for company.
I tried this & both my husband & I agree - for the amount of garlic used, the flavor was relatively mild. Maybe with less olive oil next time? We love garlic & barely picked at this when it was served. Sorry...