Green garlic, available only in spring, is picked before the garlic’s paper-like skin has developed. It has a more delicate flavor than mature garlic and is great raw—but we also like to braise it and add it to any recipe that calls for garlic.
Braised Green Garlic Ingredients
- 8 green garlic stalks
- 1 tablespoon rice bran oil or canola oil
- 1 cup chicken stock, warmed
- 1 cup orange juice
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
How to make Braised Green Garlic ?
Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350oF.
Wash the garlic thoroughly and trim the green stems—they should allbe the same length, 4 to 5 inches. Place the garlic in a roasting pan, drizzle with the oil, and add the warm chicken stock and orange juice. Season the garlic with salt and pepper. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the garlic is tender.
Gently remove the garlic stalks from the pan and reserve then. Transfer the braising liquid to a small saucepan, and reduce it by half over medium-low heat. Check the seasoning, and add salt and pepper if necessary. Arrange the reserved green garlic stalks on a serving dish and spoon the reduced liquid over them.