How to Make Garlic Paste in a Baggie

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for making garlic paste in a plastic bag.

F&W Test Kitchen whiz Justin Chapple demos a genius trick for making garlic paste in a plastic bag.

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[MUSIC] I'm Justin Chapple from Food and Wine's test kitchen. Join me as I demonstrate mad genius tips. [MUSIC] This tip is specifically genius, because it's gonna help simplify a very classic technique of making garlic paste. This most important part of this process is you need A plastic, resealable freezer bag. And what you're gonna do is put some already peeled garlic cloves right inside. And then also you're gonna want kosher salt because it's going to help extract all of the juices out of the garlic, which is gonna help make it into a paste. So you're gonna put a nice generous pinch in here. Supposed to put a little bit back there I think. So I've heard. Then what you're gonna wanna do is take meat mallet, and just tap very lightly just to crush the garlic. Try not to hit too hard because you don't wanna break the bag. If you really wanna get interesting, you can create a song out of it. [SOUND] [MUSIC] [SOUND] Then what you're gonna do is take you're rolling pin, and you're just gonna gently roll the garlic in the bag, helping break it down. And then every now and then during the process what you should do is you should just squish it down. Try to get it to the bottom of the bag if you can get it there. [SOUND] And you can see how I already have this pace starting. And you could see all the moisture in it. The fresher the garlic, the juicier it is. There we go. Garlic paste is great to be used in marinades, you could cook with it, or you know, put it on some bread with some butter and you have garlic bread. It's delicious. Look at that. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]
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