The recipe calls for two cloves of garlic, minced.
a pasta dish flavored with basil and garlic
Origin of GARLIC
Middle English garlek, from Old English gārlēac, from gār spear + lēac leek — more at gore
First Known Use: before 12th century
Medical Definition of GARLIC
: a European bulbous herb of the genus Allium (A. sativum) widely cultivated for its pungent compound bulbs much used in cookery; also: one of the bulbs
Bulbous perennial plant (Allium sativum) of the family Alliaceae, native to central Asia and growing wild in Italy and southern France. The bulbs are used as a flavouring. A classic ingredient in many national cuisines, garlic has a powerful onionlike aroma and pungent taste. Since ancient and medieval times it has been prized for its medicinal properties; it was formerly carried as a charm against vampires and other evils. Garlic bulbs are used sliced or crushed to flavour sauces, stews, and salad dressings. The membranous skin of the garlic bulb encloses up to 20 edible bulblets called cloves. See alsoallium.