4 Ways to Preserve That Are Easier Than You Think
What you can preserve with the help of sugar (tart-sweet grapefruit-orange marmalade), salt (umami-packed salt-cured egg yolks), fat (intoxicatingly fragrant garlic confit), and vinegar (addictively snackable quick-pickled green beans) is pretty limitless. And all of it’s much simpler than you might think.
This is absolutely delicious as a dairy-free Parmesan substitute. Extracting the water from the yolk concentrates the fat, and the curing process really brings out the umami flavor. We like it grated over pastas, salads, and risottos or blended into to dressings to add creaminess.
Adding garlic confit to just about anything will make it taste better. The olive oil makes the garlic rich and buttery, and the garlic makes the olive oil full and bright. We love the garlic-infused olive oil in dressings or marinades, and the garlic cloves are a dream smashed into toasted baguette (or again, truly, just about anything).