Moretum, Garlic and Herb Spread

An ancient recipe using garlic, from Mark Grant's Roman Cookery, 1999, p. 73.
  1. Break the bulbs up into cloves, spread these out on a baking ray and cook under a hot grill for five minutes.
  2. Cook cloves under a hot grill for five minutes, turning them over two or three times to avoid burning. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes, then squeeze out the garlic flesh from the skins.
  3. Roughly chop the celery, cheese and herbs. Put them all in a food processor with the grilled garlic and blend until smooth. Add wine, vinegar, and olive oil, and blend again briefly.
  4. Serve in a bowl as a spread for breads such as lagana or catillus ornatus.

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