This summer I'm going to try get something new at the farmer's market every weekend. Last week, I got some Manchego cheese stuffed olives that I didn't like at first... but then after the first three became highly addictive.
This week I bought garlic scapes.
I had no idea what they were - nor even what the word "scape" meant - but the farmer was talking them up, plus they're so darn pretty, I couldn't resist.
So, I found out three things:
1. The word "scape" refers to "flowering stems, usually leafless, rising from the crown or roots of a plant."
2. Garlic scapes sure are garlicky.
3. They are delicious.
I ended up making garlic scape pesto, using a mixture of a recipe from The Washington Post and one from What Geeks Eat (what a great name!).
The results were bright green and delicious. I smeared the garlic scape pesto on a baguette, threw some tomatoes on top and broiled the whole lot to make bruschetta. Mmmm.
Apparently, garlic scapes will only be in season for another week or two, so I better stock up next weekend.
Do you have any garlic scape recipes to share? (Or invent?)
>> Monday, June 30, 2008 – food