In many of the recipes that call for peeled garlic, I almost always include the tip that it is so much easier and faster to peel garlic if you smash the cloves first. Then, you can hold the tip of the skin, shake it a bit and the garlic will fall off. Easy. That’s what I’ve been doing for years.
Then, a friend and fellow lawyer gave me a link to a very interesting technique (thank you, Cynthia Laureta!). Only two large bowls required but the bowls need to be light enough so that you can shake them with the garlic between them without breaking a sweat. You definitely cannot use glass or ceramic bowls for this technique. Well, unless you have really strong arms.
The second technique uses the microwave. I kinda like this one better than the two-bowl technique.