If one ingredient blew up on my radar this year, it's garlic scapes. I was seeing them everywhere so when they were fifty cents a piece at my local farmers market (and beautiful) I had an impulse buy moment. That's right. I get my cheap thrills at the farmers market.
Garlic scapes are young tender shoots that come off of hard neck garlic varieties. I've seem them grilled, pickled, on pizzas and more. But today we're going to do a simple sauté. Because you seriously need to taste them for what they are before you delve into the vast possibilities. To me, they're a grassy shallot with the texture of very young asparagus.
Quick Saute Garlic Scapes
Use as a salad toss in, on bread, on pizza or in pasta
/// Ingredients ///
- 5 garlic scapes
- 1 T chicken stock
- 1 t butter
- salt and pepper to taste
/// Directions /// Chop garlic scapes and add to pan on the stove. Add chicken stock and butter. Stir to coat garlic scapes and cover for 3 minutes to lightly steam. Remove cover and cook for another two minutes. Serve.
Right? How easy is that? Simplicity at its best.
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