Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove any loose leaves from the garlic head and cut off the top quarter. Place the head of garlic in a small, thick-bottomed pan and top with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and place in the oven. Cook 35-45 minutes until soft to the touch. Let cool. Squeeze the cloves from the head onto a cutting board and mash and chop finely with a knife until it becomes a paste. Put in a small bowl and set aside.

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