Did you ever think about smoking garlic? It is wonderful and can be used in chili, soups and stews but my favorite way to use this is in a roast either beef or pork that I cut slits in and then smash the cloves into. It gives it a very nice smoky flavor when you do not have time to grill or smoke a piece of meat all you have to do is add these little gems and you get the light taste you wanted! It’s very simple and doesn’t take much effort at all – enjoy!
How To Smoke Garlic
You will need:
Whole heads of garlic
Olive oil – 1 Tablespoon for each head
1 jar with a lid
Smoker – if you don’t own one and want to make it go here for a tutorial.
First you need to take the heads of garlic off like this:
Then set the head in a piece of foil and pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt like this:
Crumple the foil up around the garlic so the olive oil won’t leak out.
Put on a tray and then into your smoker for about an hour.
Take them out and let them cool, put them in a jar like this and drizzle the olive oil on top,
put the lid on tight and keep in the fridge for up to a month!
you are the smoking queen! heehee. Looks amazing–can almost smell the smoked garlic from here 🙂 What fun it will be to use your smoked garlic in recipes. Keep us posted, please.
I did see your post about the smoker, which was total genius by the way…but I don’t think the link to the smoker is working in the post.
I LOVE baking garlic like this but I’ve never smoked it before…
Ha! Thanks Mama Bear – I totally forgot to do the link!
When we lived in KL, most of the supermarkets had smoked garlic along side the regular and I would buy it occasionally, just for something different. They dry smoked it somehow though because it was out in bins, whole, just like the normal stuff. It never occurred to me to ask how or where it came from. Yeah, I know, sad. The flavor is remarkable and adds a lot of depth to roasts and stews. I wish I had some of yours in my fridge! It would be gorgeous spread on some crusty bread.
That sounds delicious! I’m going to try that next time.
I’ve cooked garlic wrapped in foil in the oven before, but never in the smoker. Does it really pick up smoke flavor being wrapped in the foil?
Oh yes, it seeps on in there just fine! 🙂
My brother did this at Thanksgiving last year then put the garlic into mashed potatoes- delish! Thanks for the reminder, I need to try it on my own!
YUM! Never thought of mashed potatoes. I’ll have to try that one.
now at home mom
thanks for sharing this Kelli! I know hubby will love this! 🙂
It’s pretty great – even my husband likes it and he’s not a fan of garlic………………or most anything else. 🙂
now at home mom
🙂 ha!ha! mine really enjoys garlic! 🙂
Hmmm ~ Roasted garlic before but never smoked ~ Now you’ve got me thinking 🙂
Keep watching – I’ve got several more to go!
I love roasted garlic so I bet this is awesome!
Is it too smoky for bruschetta? (I love to roast garlic in the oven and then just slide the cloves out and smash them on crostini.) Genius idea!!
No – honestly it’s not. Wrapping the foil around it allows smoke in but it doesn’t overwhelm it at all – best garlic I ever used!
Paula @Call Me PMc
oh I love roasted garlic! Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays at Call Me PMc ~Paula
We just got a smoker recently and we are huge garlic fans so I can’t wait to show this to my husband! Off to check out the post to smoke cheese 🙂
That’s great Marty! I have several more smoking recipes coming up – I hope you will come back and see them!
Um… yes, please! Now I really need to make a smoker just for this. I bet it would be amazing in anything!
Stacy from Food Lust People Love suggested putting in on crusty bread and I feel I must make some just for that! Of course, I’m lucky – I have a smoker outside! 🙂
What a great idea! 🙂 I’ve only ever had roasted garlic, never smoked, but I’m a HUGE garlic fan & would gobble that up quickly! I followed you here from the Marvelous Monday’s link party! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-14-plus-16-dad-approved-fathers-day-recipes.html
Thank you so much! I will come over!!
Kalamitykelli how hot do you smoke them
Kelli and Holli
My smoker doesn’t have a degree on it — I would say it gets about 275 F though.
What temperature do you set your smoker at ? Our is electric. Sounds wonderful ! Can’t wait to try
Kelli and Holli
Hi Chris! I would say at about 200 to 220F. YOu’ll love it! Good luck!
Try a Pinterest search for DIY stove top smoker or even use a pan. Saran wrap can be used to seal in the smoke, it will peal off afterword, Oven cleaner will make for quick cleanup. Even a metal soda cracker tin will work. A laser thermometer will help with temperature control, 200 degrees may be on the high side but experiment. I am also reading the smoked onion, pineapple, baked beans, meatballs, even plant based meats and even pizza.