Whole Roasted Garlic With Asadero or Brie Cheese and Tomatillo-C

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • To prepare the garlic bulbs for roasting, remove the excess papery skin but leave the bulbs whole. Cut off the top 1/2 inch of each bulb, exposing the tops of the individual garlic cloves. If some of the clove tops remain uncut, take a little slice off each with a Paring knife to expose the inside.
  • Place the garlic bulbs, cut sides up, in a casserole or loaf pan and add water to reach halfway up the sides of the bulbs. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the tops of the bulbs. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Bake until the cloves feel soft when pressed, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the salsa. Place the tomatillos, onion, garlic, chili, and water in a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add the cilantro or parsley and process until smooth. Do not add the cilantro or parsley until just before serving because it will lose its flavor and bright green color. You will have about 3/4 cup salsa.
  • To serve, preheat a broiler. Place 1 piece of the cheese on each of 4 flameproof serving plates. Run the plates under the broiler until the cheese just begins to melt, 3 to 5 minutes. Be careful not to allow the cheese to melt into a puddle. Place a garlic bulb next to the cheese and flood the plate with the salsa. Accompany with French bread or tortillas.
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