Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb LowCarbingAsian Cover Update 4

Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb

Your attention please!  Calling all garlic lovers!  If that’s you, this recipe is for you!  Here at LCA, we love our garlic!

Our kids are probably made up of half garlic because that’s pretty much all that the ‘Mrs’ ate during her pregnancy.  Raw, roasted, ground, sliced, we ate them all!

Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb

But for today, we’re going to share a recipe for a particular style of roasted garlic that we had pre-kids while traveling in Japan years and years ago which is the Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb!

We were with our relatives at an Izakaya when one of them ordered this dish.  Up to this point, I’ve actually never seen a garlic bulb prepared in this manner (was probably 25 years old or so) and was curious to what it was.

So naturally I tried a bite and was blown away at how great it tasted.

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I still remember the naturally sweet flavors of the roasted garlic melded with a creamy soy sauce butter that just blew me away!  So delicious and so simple to make!

Garlic is also packed with so many health benefits that will do your body good!

It’s known to have natural anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, characteristics to boost your immune system, and improve your cardiovascular health all while tasting so so good!

However, since it’s a ‘root’ vegetable, it does come with some carbs on it.  A whole bulb will run ~8g net carbs, so something to be mindful of for people following a strict keto diet.

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The only special ingredient you will need for this one is Soy Sauce, which you should be able to pick up almost anywhere including Amazon.  We also elect to use a toaster oven for this recipe, but a regular oven or even a BBQ grill will work just fine as well.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Marination Time 10M

Cooking Time 25M

Total Time 40M

Net Carb/Serv ~8g

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Garlic Bulb
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1′ x 1′ Sheet of Aluminum Foil

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Preheat oven to 400F.  Note – you can skip this step if using a toaster oven.

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3) Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave (about 30-45 seconds).

4) Once butter is melted, combine Soy Sauce and black pepper.  Mix well and set aside.

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5) Next, cut the top of the garlic off about 1 inch from the tip, exposing the cloves as pictured below and place the garlic bulb in the middle of the aluminum foil.  Wrap the aluminum foil around the garlic bulb tightly while leaving a little hole at the top as shown below.  Give the sauce a mix and pour it into the hole until the sauce starts back-filling and pinch the hole back up.  Let the garlic sit for about ~10 minute to mend the flavors all together.  Note – If you prefer, if can let it sit for up to 30 minutes for a stronger flavors.

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6) Place garlic clove in the middle of the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes.  Once roasted, enjoy as is or transfer to serving plate!

Hope you enjoy your low carb Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb!

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Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb. Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~8g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Japanese, Worldwide
Keyword: butter roasted garlic, low carb asian garlic, low carb butter garlic, low carb roasted garlic, oven roasted garlic, soy sauce roasted garlic
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Marinating Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 108kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Bulb Garlic
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Sheet Aluminum Foil 1'x1'

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Preheat oven to 400. Note - you can skip this step if using a toaster oven.
  • Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave (about 30-45 seconds).
  • Once butter is melted, combine Soy Sauce and black pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • Next, cut the top of the garlic off about 1 inch from the tip, exposing the cloves as pictured below and place the garlic bulb in the middle of the aluminum foil. Wrap the aluminum foil around the garlic bulb tightly while leaving a little hole at the top as shown below. Give the sauce a mix and pour it into the hole until the sauce starts back-filling and pinch the hole back up. Let the garlic sit for about ~10 minute to mend the flavors all together.  Note - If you prefer, if can let it sit for up to 30 minutes for a stronger flavors.
  • Place garlic clove in the middle of the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes. Once roasted, enjoy as is or transfer to serving plate!

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Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 437mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU

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