Add some cane sugar, maple syrup or honey to the lemon juice if necessary to reduce the acidity. Lemon juice not only reduces the 'heat', or 'bite' and breath-smell of garlic but also softens the taste.
Moreover, how many cloves of garlic should I use?
If a recipe calls for two cloves of garlic, but my garlic is huge, should I still use two cloves? Here's a handy guideline for you: two cloves of garlic, when chopped or minced, should equal 1 teaspoon. See my previous posts on using a garlic press and bottled garlic.
What is the measure of a clove of garlic?
The number of cloves in a head depends on the size and variety of the garlic. However as a starting point, the typical kind of garlic carried in your local grocery store usually contains 10 to 12 cloves. When minced, 1 small clove of garlic yields about ½ teaspoon and 1 large clove about 1.5 teaspoons.
What is a clove of garlic look like?
This is a picture of whole bulbs of garlic. It is made up of 10-16 cloves, and each clove is covered in a papery like skin. (Note from Jon Sacker: “It's worth pointing out to the 'startcooking' readers that one can of course simply ease a single clove or two away from the bulb and then top and smash that.