June 12, 2012

More Garlic Scape Inspiration ...

From our friends at the Hester Street Fair CSA.........

Scapes are fleeting. They're the holiday that comes around once a year. And when they're gone - they're truly gone. Scapes are the green tops of the garlic bulbs that farmers cut around this time of year to allow the bulbs to grow larger and stronger. Farmers have known forever that scapes have a delicate garlic flavor and can be used in cooking. Now that farm to table has become a widely agreed upon philosophy, garlic scapes have finally made it into our urban homes.

Slice and add scapes to any stir fry recipe
Add scapes to soup stock for a little fresh garlic flavor
Chop scapes and add them to softened cream cheese for a tasty spread
Chop scapes and add to sour cream to make dip
Scapes are a great additions to salads
Use scapes in any recipe just as you would use green onions or garlic
Add chopped scapes to bruschetta, guacamole, or salsa
Chop scapes and sprinkle them over pasta
Sauté sliced scapes about 5 minutes in olive oil and add to mashed potatoes
Chop scapes and sprinkle over baked potatoes
Toss them in olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper and lightly grill