Garlic sauce is prepared with garlic as the primary ingredient. Although this sauce is known to have a rather pungent smell, it also has a lot of nutritional value to it. The depth of the garlic flavor in the sauce is simply measured with the amount of garlic. The best part about this sauce is that it beautifully compliments a variety of dishes. Garlic sauce also has a strong yet smooth flavor that makes it very popular. This flavor is what allows it to compliment so many dishes.
There are different types of garlic sauce. Each of these sauces has a different origin and therefore a different method for preparations. For instance, the Agliata is a pungent yet savory sauce that originates from Italian cuisine. This sauce is commonly used to flavor boiled or broiled fish, meat and vegetables. The recipe first appeared in ancient Rome. In fact, this recipe is part of cuisine of Liguria.
Another type of garlic sauce known as Aioli originates from the Mediterranean region. This sauce is simply made with olive oil and garlic. You can find this type of sauce in Italy, France and even along the coast of Spain.
Types of sauce
There is another type of garlic sauce called Skordalia. This type of sauce is actually a very thick puree that originates from Greek cuisine. It is made by combining completely crushed garlic with a thick base of a sort of puree comprised of potatoes, almonds and walnuts. Some people even add in stale bread that has been soaked. Finally, olive oil is added and the mixture is beat into a smooth consistency.
Again another type of garlic sauce is called taratoor. This creamy sauce originates from Arab cuisine of the Persian Gulf. Historically, this type of sauce was often prepared by peasants in the Greater Syrian Region. However, it was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Phoenicians. The sauce was later brought to Southern France.
There is also a common type of sauce that is called tomato-garlic sauce. This sauce has been popularized through Italian cuisine. In this type of sauce, tomatoes are the main ingredient. This type of sauce is used on pasta, meats and pizza.
There is another type of the sauce that is known as ‘toum’. This sauce is similar to the aioli as it also contains salt, olive oil or vegetable oil, garlic and lemon juice. All of its ingredients are crushed and ground using a wooden mortar and pestle.
Ta’leya is the last type of garlic sauce I would like to mention. It originates from the Egyptian cuisine. This sauce is actually quite easy to make. It is made by frying garlic then adding a splash of vinegar and some spices for flavor.
What goes well with garlic sauce?
You can serve your this sauce with a number of various dishes. These dishes include: fish, seafood, lamb, chops, steak, eggs, vegetables, chicken and mutton. While many people do not enjoy the strong taste of garlic many others like it for exactly that.
- 1 1/2 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
- 32 g Schezuan sauce
- 32 g Chilli sauce
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
- 1 tsp Green chillies, finely chopped
- 64 g Spring onions whites and greens, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Soy sauce
- Salt to season
- First start off with combining the cornflour and ¾ cup of water in a bowl and stir very well. Then put aside.
- Then heat the oil well in a broad saucepan, add the ginger, green chillies and garlic and sauté at a medium heat for 30 seconds.
- Now add the schezuan sauce, spring onions, soy sauce and chilli sauce. Mix good and cook keep cooking at medium heat a minute, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the cornflour-water mixture together salt. Then mix well and cook medium heat for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.