Garlic as a seasoning can make a variety of delicious garlic sauces. Garlic is the best to use as a primary flavor in making garlic sauce. Garlic sauce works well for many different dishes, including meat and fish dishes, vegetables dishes, and pasta dishes. Garlic sauces can be used as a creamy pasta sauce, garlic butter for dipping seafood, or just drizzled over salad or over toasted bread. It’s also an easy way to enjoy garlic health benefits in your daily life.
A homemade garlic sauce is far better than those commercially prepared sauces for several reasons. First, you can select and determine which type of garlic to use. You can use fresh garlic cloves, garlic powder, garlic oil, or even garlic capsules. It’s all up to you. After you learn how to make a garlic sauce, you’ll have knowledge of all the ingredients, thus you’ll be aware of its healthy and unhealthy ingredients. You’ll be able to avoid the preservatives and food coloring that store brand garlic sauces contain. You’ll also be able to adjust the taste according to your preference. And lastly, learning how to make a garlic sauce is relatively cheaper than buying a commercially available one.
Garlic Sauce Recipes
Here are two simple garlic sauce recipes that you can try. Before starting, prepare all the ingredients so that there will be no interruptions. You also have to determine the type of garlic you want to use. Fresh garlic ultimately provides a stronger taste, but garlic powder is much convenient to use and great for mild sauces.
Garlic Dipping Sauce
- ½ cup of your favorite mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Djon mustard
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh chopped parsley or chives
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Prepare
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. According to your taste, season it with salt and pepper. This garlic sauce can be made ahead of time, properly cover it and put in in the fridge until serving time.
Creamy Garlic Sauce
- 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoon corn starch
- Salt and pepper as per taste
How to Prepare
Pour ¼ cup of water in to a saucepan and allow it to boil. Then add the chopped garlic cloves and garlic powder and continue to boil. Allow it boil until the water has almost evaporated. Next is add the 2 cups of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley, and a dash of salt and pepper in to the saucepan.
In a small mixing bowl, combine corn starch plus the remaining ¼ cup water. Now add this mixture in to the saucepan and continue to cook the sauce. Allow to cook and let it thicken according to your desired consistency.
Set aside after cooking and allow the creamy garlic sauce to cool. After cooling it down, spoon it into small sealed containers and store it in the fridge. You can now enjoy the tasty garlic cream sauce anytime you want.