Points to remember
- Peel cloves by crushing them lightly with the flat of a knife and the heel of your hand.
- Chop garlic finely, then sprinkle over a little salt.
- Use the flat of the blade and a paddling motion to squash the chopped garlic, working your way across the pile. Scrape up the garlic into a pile and crush again, repeating this two or three times until you have a fine paste.