Until recently, I devoted an alarming amount of my time in the kitchen to peeling garlic . I love the ingredient so much, I rarely cook a meal that does not contain it in any form or form. What I do not like is peeling garlic cloves. Their papers throw everywhere and the peeling of a single carnation is enough to stink my hands for the next 24 hours. If you took a breath from me, you'd probably think I was trying to fend off vampires.
In the past, I have tried to remedy this situation in a variety of ways that have always been about taking some sort of precaution. ready-made garlic product (such as pre-peeled cloves or garlic paste ). These options are definitely comfortable, but I've found that they are never as fresh or as delicious as I would have liked. I had begun to think that I was just doomed to run around with garlic hands forever, until I found this super easy trick that changed everything.
Below you will learn exactly how to peel a whole garlic head in less than a minute ̵
Here you have to peel a whole garlic bulb.
For this trick you need a plastic container for food with lid and chopping board. Oh, and of course garlic!
Start by smashing the garlic head.
Place the head of garlic on the chopping board and smash it with the palm of your hand until most of the cloves fall away. You should be able to do this in a quick move. It should look like this:
Then store the garlic in the plastic food container.
Make sure the container is tightly closed with the lid, and then shake the garlic vigorously up and down for 30 seconds to one minute. Alternatively, you can use two bowls if you do not have food storage containers with lids. Make sure the bowls you use are the same size that you can turn one over and use as a cover. Then shake the garlic between the two bowls. If you are not sure what I mean, watch the video below.
The use of bowls is not so stable (they could easily fly), so I would definitely recommend using a food storage container if you have one.  And that's it!
When you remove the lid, you will notice that your garlic has completely lost its shells. Seriously, that works! There may be one or two more cloves hanging on its shell, but they should peel off easily if you shake them again. Take the cloves out of the food storage container and toss the skins. Alternatively, you can hold and use these garlic shells to give vegetable soups or bones a mild, garlicky taste.
Use your shelled garlic in these recipes.
Braised garlic kale and chickpeas
Kale and chickpeas are alright, but they can easily become a kind of cozy, warming, hyggeier food if you just stew it with garlic. The recipe is available here .
Hardy Greens with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette by Bon Appétit
A vibrant, aromatic lemon-garlic vinaigrette gives this bowl of wintery green all the taste, they need. The recipe is available here .
Steamed Tomato Garlic with Swiss Chard and Farro
Although dinner with fish seems to be difficult, this dish is unbelievably simple, filled with flavors like garlic and tomatoes, and superbly filled thanks to chard and farro. The recipe is available here .