When it comes to places and things, there are no two things I adore more than San Francisco and garlic. Enter my favorite garlic themed restaurant, The Stinking Rose. I love it so that in all of the restaurants in San Francisco, it is the first my husband and I visited on our anniversary trip a few weeks backs. Literally everything on the menu down to its infamous Garlic ice cream makes my salivate on cue.
The one thing I couldnt get out of my head since our previous visit there was the fresh bread and garlic relish they serve at your table as you look over the menu. It is literally by no stretch of the imagination amazing. Assuming it was a best kept secret, my husband and I poured over their in house cookbook to see if cold hard cash would unlock it’s mystery. No such luck. When our waiter approached our table to take our order, my husband asked if he knew of the recipe’s whereabouts. Within a few short moments, he kindly handed over a pre printed postcard with the 5 simple ingredients and short recipe as if Id asked for an extra napkin. In awe that it was actually in my hand, it made the best start to our little getaway.
Since recieving the recipe from my favorite waiter in all the world, I have whipped up this relish well over half a dozen times. We have topped baked potatoes and chicken and scooped it up with tortilla chips; but it is best of all when paired with a yummy loaf of crusty bread. Head my warning, if you make this for your next gathering, they will all ask for the recipe.
The Stinking Rose Garlic Relish
A bunch of Italian parsley
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cp minced garlic
Olive oil to cover
Wash and pat your parlsey dry. Cut a good portion of the stems off the parsley and either chop finely or pulse 5-6 times in a food processor. Add chopped garlic and pulse a few more times.
Add sea salt and white vinegar. Pour in olive oil until it just covers the other ingredients. Mix well and store covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.