The legendary Jacques Pépin reveals the best garlic prep techniques. Plus, delicious recipes that star garlic.

By Food & Wine
Updated June 06, 2017

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Peeling, Crushing and Chopping Garlic

Jacques Pépin reveals brilliant shortcuts for prepping garlic.

Recipes for Minced Garlic

Roasted Chicken with Garlic-Thyme Butter

To give roasted chicken extra flavor, Grant Achatz not only rubs a delicious butter with minced garlic under the breast skin, but also packs the cavity with more garlic, plus thyme sprigs and lemon quarters.

"I look forward to going to Sicily for many reasons," says Frank Castronovo of his biannual trip to southern Italy. "One of them is because I'm amazed at how many times Frank [Falcinelli] can order linguine con vongole." Their exquisite, supersimple version is packed with garlic and a judicious amount of crushed red pepper. If you prefer, shell the clams before tossing them with their juices in the pasta.

Spaghetti with Clams and Garlic

This exquisite, supersimple version of linguine con vongole is packed with four cloves of minced garlic and a judicious amount of crushed red pepper.

Garlic Bread

This garlicky bread is perfect for dipping, or on its own.