Garlic Scapes Recipes

Next week is garlic scapes pickup and you may be wondering how to use them? Here are some recipes and fun ideas.

Garlic scapes grow from the top of hardneck garlic. Farmers have long known that removing them encourages the plant to direct the energy toward growing a plump underground bulb, but only recently has this agricultural byproduct begun to find its way to farmers’ markets and CSA boxes.

Garlic scapes have a flavor that is milder than garlic, and a texture that is tough and fibrous - therefore one of the best applications is minced or pureed for raw applications. When cooked, the garlic flavor mellows (similar to roasted garlic), and the texture becomes more meaty.

(Text from Cooks Illustrated website)

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