I just found out the easiest way to peel garlic cloves — microwave them first! Once you microwave a garlic clove for about 30 seconds the clove will pop right out of the peel and be ready for mincing or throwing into your Vitamix or blender with a marinade. I put ten or twelve in the microwave at a time for this recipe, but you could put 30 in at a time! This dramatically cut my preparation time. Have you ever tried to peel twelve cloves of garlic by hand? I have and it is not pretty! (Nor does it smell very good.)
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