How to Smash Garlic Without a Garlic Press

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How to Smash Garlic Without a Garlic Press Recipe
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Start by finely chopping garlic

Start by finely chopping garlic

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Sprinkle with salt. The salt acts as an abrasive and also pulls moisture from the garlic to help create a paste

Sprinkle with salt. The salt acts as an abrasive and also pulls moisture from the garlic to help create a paste

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Start by pressing down on garlic with the side of your blade and scraping across.

Start by pressing down on garlic with the side of your blade and scraping across.

4
Continue pressing and pulling blade over garlic pile

Continue pressing and pulling blade over garlic pile

5
Garlic will begin to release moisture and start looking like a paste. Add more salt as needed

Garlic will begin to release moisture and start looking like a paste. Add more salt as needed

6
Continue pressing and pulling with blade until get the constancy you're looking for :)

Continue pressing and pulling with blade until get the constancy you're looking for :)

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