• How to use our powders

    Using our powders is a great way to add instant garlic flavor to your dishes without needing to peel and chop garlic. When garlic is dehydrated, 1/3 of the water is evaporated from the clove, leaving behind a much more condensed flavor. Our process focuses on dehydrating garlic under low conditions, around 110 degrees, which helps preserve the flavor of raw garlic rather than dehydrating at higher temps which creates a more cooked mellow flavor which is typically what people are used to with conventional garlic powder. 

    Substitute fresh garlic for our garlic powder by reducing it by 1/3 so if a recipe calls  for 1 clove of garlic, which is typically 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, add 1/3 teaspoon of powder. Yes, that is it. So easy. 

    Here are some more Tips

    • If adding powder to soups or stews, I find it adds more of a kick if you add it at the end of your cooking time. This preserves the raw garlic flavor while using less powder.
    • When using the powder is sauces or dips such as salad dressings, mayo, aoli, and any dip made with yogurt or sour cream. The flavor is developed over time so refrigerate your sauce or dips overnight or even a couple of hours for the flavor to intensify. Same goes for marinades.
    • If you are sautéing veggies or chicken and the recipe calls for chopped garlic. Do not add the powder until the end of your cooking. This will keep the powder from burning in the pan. 
    What about your other flavors? What can I do with them?
    We get this question a lot and while we've always wanted to create formal recipes with our powders, as farmers, time is not something we have a lot of. We are working on that but for the mean time. Here are some recipe ideas that we use all the time in our farm kitchen.
    100% Garlic Powder
    Garlic Shrimp: Sprinkle generously on cleaned raw shrimp with peels on. Add some salt and a little lemon juice and let marinate for a few hours in fridge. Saute in butter  or olive oil until the shrimp turn a light pink. Turn off heat and remove from pan. Let steam in a covered dish for a few minutes to continue cooking. 
    Garlic Bread: No need to mince up garlic. Cut up bread and toast with butter, remove from oven and sprinkle with powder and some salt to taste. If you want less potent garlic bread, you can mix the power into melted butter and then add to the bread before toasting. 
    Garlic Herb Powder
    Maple Garlic Powder
    Sriracha Powder
    Smoked Jalapeno
    Smoked Chili Garlic Powder

     

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