I love garlic, and I especially like the mellowness of cooked garlic. If you”re adding garlic to a recipe that won’t be cooked, you can get that soft, garlic flavor by roasting a head of garlic.
Just slice the top off of a head of garlic (the pointy end) and wrap it in foil. Bake at 375 F (190 C) for about an hour. The garlic cloves will be brown and soft. Give the head of garlic a squeeze and they’ll pop right out, or you can easily dig them out with the tip of a knife.