I started using this quick kitchen tip a while ago and I love it!
I will use this technique on one or two heads of garlic at a time, and leave them peeled in a jar in the fridge. They will last at least 2 weeks, and are much more convenient that having to smash and peel each individual clove.
How to Peel Garlic
From Martha Stewart
Clove(s) of garlic
Heavy glass bowl with lid
Take garlic cloves, one at a time, and place them tip side up on the counter.
Position a heavy glass bowl over the top and press down firmly, scrunching the entire head of garlic.
Scoop up entire head of garlic and place in the bowl.
Put the lid on and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
Take off the lid and sift through to find your perfectly peeled cloves!
Refrigerate, covered, for up to 2 weeks.