Arguably one of the best ingredients on the planet is the humble garlic. While simple looking enough, garlic packs such a rich and bold flavor that it stands among even the fanciest of ingredients.
In this week’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, our team was tasked with creating a Stinky AF Garlic Recipe.
One of the ballsiest takes was Foodbeast’s own Constantine Spyrou, who created an extra garlic-packed chili crisp that he doused over a scoop of ice cream. This unlikely combo became a trend in China, which ultimately became the inspiration for his contribution.
Check out how he pulled off his garlic recipe, along with this week’s STINKY AF garlic creations.
Other participants during the garlic challenge include Lasinya Aloo, AKA Indian garlic potatoes (@theglobalvegetarian), Garlic Fried Lobster Poutine inspired by Cantonese & Canadian cuisine (@hungry_jona), and Roasted Garlic Flatbread w/ Lobster & Garlic Confit (@mkubiesa).
Peeling garlic can take some time. While the ingredient is crucial to many dishes, and adds robust flavor to many more, it can leave your fingers smelly for the entire day if you spend too much time fumbling with the peeling process.
In YouTuber DaveHax’s latest video, he shows us how to peel garlic in mere seconds while keeping you fingers smelling like nothing at all. A pretty handy hack if you’re trying to shave minutes off your overall cooking time.
All you need is some of those plastic jar grips that are designed to help people open jars. You simply lay your clove of garlic on the grip, roll one end over the other firmly and the skin should slip right out.
The process leaves virtually no mess and perfectly peeled garlic ready to be used in your culinary crusade.
We’ve all worked with garlic in the kitchen before. While an incredibly delicious and essential ingredient, the tiny onion (yes, it’s an onion) tends to leave your hands smelling pretty bad long after you put down the cutting board.
As you may know, soap does pretty much nothing and the smell can linger for the rest of the day unless the appropriate action is taken.
If you want to make sure your hands smell the freshest they could possibly be after mincing, smashing, peeling, or pureeing some garlic, check out these fives ways to get rid of that odor from your fingers.
Stainless steel is one of the most popular ways to get the garlic smell out of the way without wasting any other food resources. Rubbing your fingers, after handling garlic, on the flat side of a knife or the inside of your sink works.
We recommend the inside of a sink or even your faucet. That way, there’s less of a chance that you’ll accidentally cut yourself.
It’s always a good idea to keep some lemon wedges around when in the kitchen. After working with garlic, squeeze a generous amount on your fingers and rub them together. You’ll get the smell off in no time.
The only downside is if you happen to accidentally cut yourself when working with the un-peeled cloves. Then it’s gonna burn.
There’s nothing like waking up to the aroma of fresh coffee brewing in the morning. So if you can’t get your hands to stop smelling like garlic, maybe you can get them to smell like something else more pleasant.
Coffee grounds can also exfoliate your skin, helping get rid of the garlic funk quicker. Just dunk your fingers in some excess grounds and rub them around for a minute before rinsing them off.
Think of it as washing your hands with soap and water. Once finished with the garlic, apply a generous amount of salt to your hands and scrub them diligently. The smell should disappear as you rinse your hands with warm water. Like the lemon juice, however, make sure you don’t have any fresh cuts to your hands before adding the salt.
You can also wear gloves when working with garlic, but where’s the fun in that.
A common solution when getting skunked, the bright-red liquid that comes from the tomato can work wonders when trying to get rid of unwanted odors. If you’re in a pinch, soak your hands in some tomato juice for a few minutes until the smell dissipates from your fingers.
It’s safe to say a fair amount of us are getting exhausted of deep-fried culture. Not that we’re sick of it, just that we should probably eat something that’s not submerged in boiling oil every once in a while. Foodbeast Family member Clean Eats created a Cheesy Herb Baked Chicken that you don’t have to deep-fry and it looks amazing.
All you need are some herbs, garlic, yogurt, cheese, tomatoes and chicken breast. The full list of ingredients can be found in the video.
Start by throwing your fresh herbs in a blender along with your garlic and olive oil. Then, combine your herb paste with some yogurt to get a creamy texture. Lay your chicken breast into a baking tray. Spread your herbs generously over the raw chicken and top them with your tomato and cheese.
Bake your chicken for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Once it’s done, all you have to do is prepare to cut into your cheesy herb chicken. No deep-frying required.
It’s the simple things in life that really count. Dogs walking on their hind legs, carrots that are shaped like people, pretzel bites… If only there was an option to live on pretzel bites for the rest of eternity! If such an option existed, that’d be it. End of story. We’d all be riding off into the sunset on giant pretzel bites, and the rest of our days would be spent playing “Chubby Bunny,” only we’d use pretzel bites instead of marshmallows.
Though, one should really only accept this option if that lifetime supply of pretzel bites was provided by none other than Jack Scalfani. You know him as the guy from “Cooking With Jack” on YouTube, but we know him as the guy who made our dreams come true with his recipe for PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese Pretzel Bites.
Not only are the intensely delicious, but you can actually make them for yourself, no problem! Just check out his step-by-step video above, and refer to the recipe below. Once you master these on your own, it’s pretty much like you just earned yourself a lifetime supply of pretzel bites. You’ll be able to make and take them anywhere you like, anytime—a sneaky snack for the movies, a lil’ somethin-somethin’ to hold you over until dinner… you know the deal.
Now go saddle up on a giant pretzel bite and ride into the sunset.
PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese Pretzel Bites
PBR Sriracha Garlic Cheese
1 c PBR beer
1 lb extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Sriracha Hot Sauce
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. white sugar
1 1/4 cups warm water
5 c flour
1/2 c white sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 c baking soda
4 c hot water
1/4 c kosher salt (topping)
1) Pour beer into a bowl and whisk until beer loses its carbonation, about 30 seconds. Set aside.
2) Place shredded cheese into the work bowl of a food processor; add garlic, dry mustard powder, black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and flat beer.
3) Process until smooth and creamy, pulsing a few times, scraping the sides, and blending for about 2 total minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. If adding more seasoning, pulse a few times to mix.
4) Spoon small dollops of cheese onto parchment paper or Chocolate molds. Freeze solid.
5) Dissolve active dry yeast and 1 tsp. of white sugar into 1 1/4 cup warm water. Let sit for about 10 minutes, until creamy.
6) In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and add oil and yeast mixture. Mix together to form a dough, adding a small amount of water if dry. Knead for about 7-8
minutes. Lightly oil large bowl and turn the dough inside the bowl to coat with the oil. Cover and let rise
until doubled, about an hour.
7) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Dissolve baking soda in hot water in a casserole
dish (or large bowl).
8) When risen, place dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a long rope the cut rope into 1 inch pieces.
9) Roll each 1 inch piece into a ball. Make indention with finger and insert cheese bit into indention. Seal up the ball around the cheese.
10) Dip each stuffed pretzel into the baking soda solution and then place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt or cinnamon/sugar.
11) Bake in a preheated oven for about 7-8 minutes, or until browned.
For the last year, Burger King has really been hyping their Extra-long Cheeseburgers. So far there’s been the Original, the Extra Long Fish Sandwich and even an Extra Long Sriracha Cheeseburger. Now, BK’s latest variant includes a familiar component.
The Extra Long Buttery Cheeseburger will feature a buttery garlic sauce for each of the two beef patties, Brand Eating reports. The long burger also features onions, iceberg lettuce, ketchup, mayonnaise and American cheese on a toasted hoagie bun.
Seems surprisingly similar to the Jack in the Box concept “The Buttery Jack” that’s been promoted by Jack this past year.
Patrons can get their butter-loving hands on this burger for about $3.50 or as part of the 2 for $5 value deal if they feel like having another sandwich at a discount.
In the study, published in the journal Appetite, the researchers discovered a positive correlation between how much garlic a man eats and how appealing his body odor is to the opposite sex.
During the experiment, 42 male participants were given varying amounts of garlic bulbs or capsules to consume in three separate phases. Their body odors were collected by the pads they were required to wear for 12 hours after. Those pads were then sniffed by 82 women who rated the smell by their attractiveness, intensity and pleasantness.
The first phase involved 6 grams (2 cloves) of garlic, which the men ate with bread and cheese. The second phase involved 12 grams (4 cloves of garlic), and the third phase involved 12 grams of garlic in capsule form.
For the results of the first phase, women who sniffed the pads didn’t rate the odor any differently than the odor of men who ate only bread and cheese. Their body odors were rated the same as the control group that was not given any garlic.
When researchers doubled the amount of garlic consumption to 12 grams in the second phase, women found the odor to be increasingly pleasant, attractive and less intense than the non-garlic odor. The women rated the odor from the third phase the same as the second.
The experimenters concluded that garlic and body odor go hand in hand for men when it comes to attracting a female partner. The researchers speculate that the healthy benefits from eating garlic is exuded in body odor. The pheromones from a male’s body is thus a marker of good health and will consequently elicit a response from the opposite sex.
Study co-author and psychology professor at the University of Stirling in the UK, Craig Roberts, noted the pros of eating garlic:
“As the health benefits of garlic consumption include antioxidant, immunostimulant, cardiovascular bactericidal and anti-cancer effects, it is plausible that human odor preferences have been shaped by sexual selection.”
Roberts gave a possible explanation for the results:
“From an evolutionary perspective, formation of preferences for diet-associated body odors was possibly shaped by means of sexual selection. Previous research indicates that many animal species use diet-associated cues to select mates in good physical condition.”