POPSUGAR Celebrity

Ward Off Vampires With These Garlicky-Good Recipes

Oct 23 2013 - 11:55am

Sharp or sweet depending on how it's prepared, garlic is one of the most versatile ingredients in your arsenal. For further proof, try one of these recipes that pack a mighty allium wallop; they're tasty, and one bite will leave you vampire-proof for the night!

Lemon Butter Shrimp

Fast and easy, lemon butter shrimp [1] is just the recipe for satisfying a seafood craving when time is of the essence.

White Gazpacho

For a rich and creamy start to your meal, serve white gazpacho [2], an almond- and garlic- based chilled Spanish soup.

Garlicky Arugula Pasta

Don't let its demure appearance deceive you; this garlic- and fish-sauce- dressed pasta [3] packs a bold punch.

Moules à la Provencal

Add a dash of elegance to your meal, Julia Child-style, with her recipe for moules à la Provencal [4], a satisfying starter of gratinéed mussels.

Braised Chicken With Tomatoes

Work smarter, not harder, by slow-cooking your way to a delectable dinner of chicken braised with tomatoes [5], sage, and garlic.

Asparagus Caesar Salad

Drizzle an iconic salad dressing — the Caesar from San Francisco's Zuni Cafe — over a nest of ribboned asparagus, and it takes on a whole new life [6]. Asparagus not in season? Try the pungent dressing in its classic application: on crisp romaine lettuce.

Roasted Garlic

Garlic transforms from crisp and sharp to soft, spreadable, and sweet [7] after a trip to the oven. Generously spread a clove or two on a buttered baguette for superlative garlic bread, or sprinkle a few cloves over a pizza for a savory flavor.

Garlic-Soy Shrimp

If you've never cooked with head-on shrimp, then now's the time to start. Cooking these briny bites whole (versus shelled) protects the shrimp from overcooking and adds loads of flavor. Add a garlic-soy glaze [8] to the mix, and they're bound to satisfy.

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino

Pantry nearly bare? No problem! Chances are you have all the ingredients on hand for this zesty (and superfast) pasta dish [9].

Roasted Beet and Garlic Soup

Earthy beets, sweet roasted garlic, and tangy goat cheese combine forces for a silky soup [10] that comes with an added bonus: it's even better on day two. Make a batch for dinner tonight, and then enjoy it all week long.

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