Roasted Garlic With Fresh Thyme & Goat Cheese Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With a sharp knife, cut off and discard the upper third of each garlic head, exposing the cloves. (Leave the skin intact below the cut.)

Step 2

Set the garlic heads, cut-side up, in a small baking dish or grating dish just large enough to hold them. Pour chicken stock over the garlic, add thyme sprigs and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour, or until each clove is soft to the touch and the skin resembles lightly browned parchment.

Step 4

Serve the garlic with the cooking juices spooned over and pass goat cheese and bread separately.

Step 5

To eat, break off a piece of bread and spread with a small amount of cheese, then scoop out the garlic puree from one of the cloves with the tip of a knife and spread on top.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Plump heads of garlic
  • 3/4c Defatted reduced-sodium
  • Chicken stock
  • 8 Sprigs, up to ...
  • 10 Sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt & freshly ground black
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4oz Log creamy goat cheese,
  • Cut into 4 portions
  • 4sl Lightly toasted sourdough or
  • Peasant bread

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