Okay, this is less of a tip and more of a rant, but it needs to be said.
That little green sprout that's growing up inside the individual cloves of garlic needs to be excised before you serve it to decent folk. It tastes bad, it smells bad and there is not one good culinary use for it; you can take that sprout and plant in the ground to make more garlic. Other than that, get rid of the damned thing before you make the mistake of serving it to me.
You can simply remove it from your crushed or slice cloves of garlic, so there's not that much waste and they are very easy to pull out with your finger tips or the tip of a knife.
I have walked out of restaurants because I could smell the chopped garlic sprouts mixed in with the food and I won't patronize a lazy chef. Don't be a lazy chef.