Cooking On A Budget: Garlic Go-Go Bread

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Garlic Go-Go Bread

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Another restaurant-quality dish I made in my own home and you can too. The ever delicious and exquisite Garlic Go-Go Bread.

 This amazing garlic bread is served at Michael Jordan's Sports Bar Cafe and I re-created it at home. If you've ever wondered about the recipe and how to make it, look no further. I've nailed it and it's as good as what is served in the cafe.

One might think this is complicated and I assure you it is not. It is a wow of an appetizer, and truth be told we had this and some shrimp cocktail as our dinner last evening. It was a no fuss, let's get relaxed kind of Friday evening in our house.

I had this as an appetizer not long ago at the cafe and it's been quite a while since my husband had it. His comment to me last evening was: "This is amazing and you're remarkable. I can't believe you were able to re-create this." So I am patting myself on the back and now it's time to share this with you.


Make the sauce first and you can warm it if necessary.

For the sauce:
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 5 oz. crumbled bleu cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a sauce pot over low heat add in the heavy cream, a pinch of salt and the granulated garlic. Whisk well.
  2. Let the cream cook for a couple of minutes to start to get warm and add the bleu cheese. Keep whisking the mixture over low heat until all the bleu cheese is melted. Takes about 6-8 minutes.


For the bread:
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 1 stick butter - melted
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  1. Melt the butter in a sauce pot on top of the stove or in the microwave. Add the granulated garlic and mix well.
  2. Slice the ciabatta bread in half length-wise and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for easier clean-up. You want the crust side down.
  3. Pour the butter over the slices and use a knife to spread it out.
  4. Place the bread under the broiler to toast up, watching it carefully so it won't burn.
  5. Cut the bread into pieces like in the photograph above.
Plating:


 Pour some of the sauce on a plate or platter and add stacks of bread on top for a group appetizer. Or, do individual plates and have some extra sauce available in a ramekin.

As luck would have it the bleu cheese was a 2 for $5.00 at the store this week and the butter was on sale! Let me say it will serve quite a few people, my guess is about 8 people for an appetizer. The cost was $11.80 serving 8 for $1.47 each.

If you are searching for some other GREAT appetizers, please check these out:

Long Island Broiled Oysters 



Clam Shell Stuffies




Cheddar Cheese Puffs


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