Let’s talk building blocks. Not the kind my two year old son plays with, even though they’re a lot of fun, too. No, let’s talk the kind that can elevate everyday cooking – bring it from boring to addictive. Many of my recipes are build on an aromatic foundation with herbs, spices and garlic as the building blocks. Hence this recipe for garlic confit. It’s an invaluable component that you’ll find next to preserved lemons on my pantry. It takes a bit of preparation but it keeps for weeks in the refrigerator.
I use it wherever I would add garlic in a recipe, however the taste is more complex. It ads aromatic notes of smoke and roasted garlic which can elevate any dish. Try to cook with the oil on it’s own as well. It’s wonderful on salads and pasta.