2023 Food Box # 7 - July 19
Ten great ideas from Bon Appetit with a tonne of embedded recipes!
Blend (in a food processor or blender) some stalks into a garlicky pesto. If you're a hardcore garlic fan, leave out the basil altogether in favour of the scapes. Otherwise, substitute garlic scapes for up to half of your greens and proceed as usual. (A great pesto recipe is here.)
Fold chopped and sautéed garlic scapes into frittatas for the best-ever scrambled eggs.
Chop garlic scapes into little coins and add to stir-fries and fried rice.
Finely dice a couple of garlic scapes and and mix into a vinaigrette. (They also make a tasty addition to green goddess dressing.)
Throw whole scapes on the grill, just like you would make grilled scallions.
Fold chopped scapes into a dip for grilled meat or roasted veg.
Pickle garlic scapes just like ramps (wild leeks) —they'll take on a mellow, green bean flavor. Cut garlic scapes into 6-inch pieces and pickle them. (Think pickled green beans or kosher dill pickles.)
Sauté scapes and use them as a pizza topping. Don't forget to save any leftover sautéeing oil for drizzling.
Use the scapes whole in a warm-weather-friendly braise.
Mix chopped scapes with a stick of butter to make a garlicky compound butter for grilled or pan-fried fish.