Thum -- Garlic Sauce (Lebanon -- Middle East)

Total Time
10 mins
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This recipe comes from the 2002 cookbook, Mediterranean Street Food.

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  1. In a mortar & pounding with a pestle, work the garlic cloves & a little salt until reduced to a very fine paste.
  2. Drizzle in the oil very slowly, stirring constantly to blend well.
  3. If you don't want the sauce to be as strong as this will be, add some yogurt and/or mashed potato & blend well before serving.
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5 5

Yum!!!! I added the yogurt and had this with chicken shwarma. Awesome!

5 5

I went with the first 3 ingredients, and it was awesome! I've used it in pasta sauce, artichoke dip, and I even added a bit to French Garlic Soup. Thanks Syd!

4 5

My husband and I enjoyed this; but, unfortunately the garlic we used was stupid hot. I bought fresh; but, it was still crazy hot & overwhelmed the flavour this is supposed to have. We will try again though.