Original recipes now being accepted for annual Great Garlic Cook-Off contest

Gilroy
– The Gilroy Garlic Festival is accepting recipes for its annual
Great Garlic Cook-off Recipe Contest.
Recipes must be original and specify at least six cloves of
fresh garlic, or the equivalent packaged form of three teaspoons
minced or chopped.
Gilroy – The Gilroy Garlic Festival is accepting recipes for its annual Great Garlic Cook-off Recipe Contest.

Recipes must be original and specify at least six cloves of fresh garlic, or the equivalent packaged form of three teaspoons minced or chopped.

The recipe must serve six and take less than two hours to prepare.

Every year, recipes are received from around the U.S. and Canada. From the hundreds of entries, eight finalists will be selected to prepare their dishes for a panel of five celebrity judges at this year’s festival, which runs from July 29 to July 31.

The winner will receive $1,000 and an honorary crown of garlic. There’s a $750 award to the runner-up, $500 for third place, and $100 to each of the remaining finalists.

Last year’s top recipe was garlic seafood soup, by Ginger Moreno of Palos Verdes.

Other recent winners include grilled candied-garlic salmon on crispy rice noodles and baby Asian greens and garlic-scented seafood cakes with citrus salsa and chipotle aoli.

Recipes can be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] or mailed to Gilroy Garlic festival Association, Attn: Recipe Contest, P.O. Box 2311, Gilroy, 95021.

Entries must be postmarked no later than May 1. Professional chefs are not eligible to participate.

In addition to the contest, the cook-off stage will feature demonstrations by celebrity chefs, and the world’s best garlic will be available throughout the festival in Gourmet Alley.

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