Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Garlic Scapes have escaped!

What can you make with the scapes.  Anything!  Google recipes for scapes and the internet will reveal tons of  ideas.  But I keep things simple.  I use them as I would use any garlic clove,  I put them in everything.  However, my favourite is making the garlic pesto (see recipe below) and freezing them in ice cub trays for winter use.  Most times I add mayonnaise to the pesto and use it as a condiment on hamburgers, salads,  as a topping on baked white fish or chicken, or mixed in with warm salads made with farro or quinoa grains.... the uses are limitless.  

1 pound of scapes chopped up to two  inch pieces 
1.25 cups of parmesan cheese
1 cup of good olive oil
1 table spoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste.

place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  
Pine nuts or sunflower seeds can be added as well.

Use within a week or freeze in ice cube trays until frozen and then bag up.  Will last for 12 months (or less!!) in freezer.

$5.00 pound ready picked.