10 Delicious Ways to Use Garlic in Your Cooking

Chris Martin
2 min readMar 6, 2023
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Are you a garlic lover? Garlic is one of the most versatile and widely used ingredients in the culinary world. It adds depth and complexity to dishes and has a range of health benefits.

I’m Commis Chef Chris and I’ve been in the culinary industry for 18 years spending the last 6 of them primarily as a personal Chef from Minnesota.

I’ve spent time cooking for many people in the community from the hardworking mom & dad of 5 to the local star of the NFL to a Fire Chief that might live right around your corner.

As a personal Chef, I’ve had the pleasure of experimenting with garlic in various dishes.

Here are 10 of the best uses for garlic that will elevate your cooking game.

Roasted Garlic: Roasting garlic mellows its pungent flavor and makes it perfect for use in dips, spreads, and sauces.

Garlic Butter: Mix minced garlic with softened butter and use it to spread on bread or top grilled meats and vegetables.

Garlic Paste: A fantastically easy and flavorful way to add garlic to any recipe.

Garlic Bread: A classic garlic bread is always a crowd-pleaser, perfect for any occasion.

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken: Rub a mixture of minced garlic, fresh herbs, and olive oil on a whole chicken and roast it for a flavorful, juicy meal.

Garlic Shrimp: Garlic and shrimp are a match made in culinary heaven. Sautéed with butter and white wine, it's a simple yet delicious dish.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Roasted garlic adds a depth of flavor to mashed potatoes that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Garlic and Herb Grilled Vegetables: Toss your favorite vegetables with minced garlic, herbs, and olive oil, then grill to perfection.

Garlic Hummus: A healthy dip that's perfect for snacking, garlic hummus is easy to make and full of flavor.

Garlic and Lemon Salmon: Marinate salmon fillets with minced garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil, then bake for a flavorful, healthy meal.

As a personal Chef, I love to incorporate garlic into many of my dishes. I have found that garlic can transform any recipe into something extraordinary.

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Chris Martin

A Chef of 18 years using his knowledge and expertise to connect Chefs & foodies to create a great experience by making ordering a Chef as easy as a pizza.