8 Great Recipes for Garlic Lovers

If you're like me, then you can't get enough garlic in your dishes. The pungent flavor and fragrance is so versatile, just look at the dishes it graces here—from pasta and breads to stews and steaks. You'll never tire of it.

  • 01 of 08
    Roasted Garlic
    Roasted Garlic. Getty

    Roasting whole garlic bulbs is an easy and delicious method, and the sweet, soft cloves can be used in countless ways.  Roasted garlic cloves re a great garnish for a main course, like roasted chicken, and can also be mashed up and added to dressings and sauces.
    The classic way to enjoy these caramelized cloves is to simply spread on crusty bread, with a little sprinkle of salt, and eat as is.

  • 02 of 08
    Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
    Gilroy Garlic Shrimp. Getty

    This recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the "Garlic Capital of the World." It's a simple, garlicky classic that takes just a few minutes to prepare.

  • 03 of 08
    Garlic Knots
    Garlic Knots. Getty

    Garlic knots warm from the oven are heavenly and just the right thing to serve with almost any Italian-inspired dinner.

  • 04 of 08
    Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
    Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta. K. Kingsley

    This garlicky shrimp recipe is simple, delicious and so easy to make that it will quickly become one of your go-to dishes. The beauty of this dish is that it can be served many ways: tossed with pasta as it is here, or over rice, couscous, This hearty lamb stew, flavored with red wine, garlic and herbs, is easy to make and great served over steamed potatoes or noodles. You can do the covered cooking at a slow simmer on top of the range or in the oven, but I  prefer oven simmering because it...MORE lends a uniquely rich color, glow, and flavor to the stew.or plain with a side of crusty herb buttered bread. Anyway I serve this dish, it's always hit!

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  • 05 of 08
    Steamed Mussels
    Steamed Mussels. Getty

    These mussels bathed in a garlicky tomato broth are heavenly, and they also are one of the most budget-friendly seafood options available today. This dish makes a delicious first course or light supper. Serve it with crusty French bread for dipping into the broth.

  • 06 of 08
    Steakhouse Garlic Butter
    Steakhouse Garlic Butter. Getty

     Nothing beats the sight of a melting dollop of garlic butter slowly disappearing over a perfectly cooked steak! This easy to make garlic butter recipe is perfect for steak, chops, chicken, and even seafood recipes. Garlic butter will keep in the fridge, and can be made well in advance.

  • 07 of 08
    Garlicky Marinated Mushrooms
    Garlicky Marinated Mushrooms. Flickr c Stinedesign

     Warning: These marinated mushrooms are addictive. It's impossible to eat just one, but it's easy to make a double or triple batch of them. Serve the mushrooms in a bowl with toothpicks, or as part of an antipasto platte

  • 08 of 08
    Grilled Flank Steak
    Grilled Flank Steak. Getty

    Flank steak a relatively inexpensive cut of meat that benefits from marinating. The lemony-garlic marinade adds a flavor lift to the meat plus acts as a tenderizer. Plus I've included some marinade variations below, including Asian Ginger, Barbecue, Garlic-Fresh Thyme, and Spicy Mustard.