Inspector Gadget and I went through a roasted garlic stage back in the 90s. Seriously, we roasted garlic bulbs several times a week. Our poor babies. No wonder they eat such weird stuff now. I remember my outlaws coming for dinner one night and the house smelled overwhelming like...roasted garlic. There were comments. They haven't been back for dinner since. Ha! Actually they live very far away and we visit them now. Last weekend the roasted garlic made a comeback with this roasted garlic vinaigrette. Hoo boy, it's lovely. I grilled a pork roast and used the vinaigrette as a simple sauce.
If you haven't tried roasting garlic, you'll love the nutty, subtle, caramelized garlic flavor. The roasting makes it very mellow. It's great spread on a warm baguette, mixed in salad dressings, tossed with pasta, rice, cous cous, or mashed potatoes. Plus, it's good for you. Wards off those vampires, although vampires are quite hunky these days.