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What is black garlic?

Black garlic is made by ageing white garlic bulbs at gentle temperatures and a specific humidity. It has a rich, dark colour, soft, fudgy texture and deep savoury-sweet flavour.

How to use black garlic?

It can add depth to stocks, stews, stir-fries and pasta dishes, and can be added to marinades and dressings.

Where to find black garlic?

Sainsbury’s, Waitrose & Partners and online retailers. Read our guide on what is black garlic and where to buy it for more information.


  • 11 cloves black garlic, peeled
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced, plus wedges to serve
  • 1⁄2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1⁄2 a small bunch coriander, plus extra to serve
  • 400g skinless cod fillets, cut into five 9cm goujons
  • 6 tbsp Japanese or egg yolk mayonnaise
  • 175g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 355ml IPA, lager or sparkling water, cold
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 6-8 small corn or flour taco tortillas
  • shredded pickled red cabbage, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Pound together 8 of the garlic cloves, 2 tbsp of the lime juice and 1 tsp zest, the Worcestershire sauce, coriander and 1 tsp of salt using a pestle and mortar until it forms a thick paste. Rub all over the cod, then cover and leave to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, mash together the remaining 3 garlic cloves with the mayo, then set aside. Whisk together the flour, 1 tsp of salt and the IPA until you have a batter the consistency of double cream. Chill for 15 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Prepare a small bowl of flour. Fill a medium, heavy-based pan two-thirds of the way up with the oil and heat to 180C, or until a piece of bread browns in 30 seconds.

  • STEP 4

    Take a piece of the marinated cod and coat it in the flour. Tap off any excess, then dip in the batter, again shaking off any excess.

  • STEP 5

    Carefully fry the fish in the oil for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Warm the tortillas in a dry pan for 30 seconds each side, then spread over the garlic mayo, pile on the fish and cabbage, and serve with extra lime wedges and coriander sprinkled over.

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