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13 deliciously garlicky dishes for summer
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Here's how you know that you're definitely not a vampire:

  • You start off every meal by sliding a hefty pile of minced garlic into a sauté pan full of sizzling olive oil.
  • There's no feeling more gratifying than when a garlic clove's skin comes off with one valiant smash of your knife.
  • You don't consider a piece of toasted bread "toast" or "crostini" unless its every crevice is rubbed with garlic.
  • You actually enjoy the fact that your fingertips smell of garlic when you go to bed after a long day of mincing, and you've never understood why garlic breath has a negative connotation.
  • Dishes with subtle hints of garlic — like Linguine con Vongole and Mussels Dijonnaise — are great, but dishes that make garlic the star are even better.

We've rounded up 13 dishes that feature garlic in all its different temperaments: sharp, pungent, mellow, tangy, and sweet. All you garlic fiends out there, this is for you.

Sopa de ajo (garlic soup) by Marian Bull



Garlic scape beef satay with garlic scape satay dip by TheRunawaySpoon



Penelope Casa's garlic green beans (judias verdes con ajo) by Genius Recipes



Grilled garlic toast by Merrill Stubbs



Sautéed shrimp with lemon, garlic, and parsley by Jestei



Wild garlic biscuits by Tama Matsuoka Wong



Pasta with summer corn, slow-cooked tomatoes, and garlic confit by Phyllis Grant



The Green Madame by fiveandspice



Asparagus with young garlic and horseradish by Amanda Hesser



Garlic scape pesto by Kenzi Wilbur



Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic by Merrill Stubbs



Tempura garlic scapes with garlic scape aioli by Alexandra Stafford



Roasted garlic soup with olive croutons by linzarella

This article originally appeared on Food52.com: 13 garlicky dishes for summer

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