Recipe by Rita~
This is a wonderful healthy, tasty spread or sauce depending on how much olive oil you use. You can even use it as a rub placing under the skin of a chicken or turkey. Fresh herbs are of your choice. Spread on bread or toss into pasta adding pasta water and additional olive oil to loosen. I use a mortar and pestle or Molcajete y Tejolote [mohl-kah-HEH-teh ee teh-hoh-LOH-teh in which the grinding process releases the oils, and flavor essence of the ingredients. When done carefully you will produce a product that is more flavorful than a product prepared in a food processor. If you just need to "get the job done", do it in a mini food processor.
- 1 head roasted garlic, removed from skins
- 1⁄4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 3 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes, to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Place all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle grind (by Placing ingredients inside the mortar (bowl). Sit the pestle on top of the ingredients and apply downward pressure, then grind using a circular motion. This action forces the ingredients against the surface of the bowl and pulverizes it.
- Use as you desire.