Sunday, June 30, 2013

Scape escape

It's that time of year, and anyone who grows hardneck garlic knows there's a "hidden" crop beyond the garlic bulb.....scapes.

Right now, the garlic is flowering.  And it's this flower that you pick (looks like a curly-q piggy's tail) and make so many wonderful things with....

My favorite: Garlic Scape Pesto

1/2 lb. chopped garlic scapes (about 25 scapes)
3/4 C grated Parmesan/Romano cheese
1/2 C chopped nuts (pecan, walnut, pistachio, pine nuts)
3/4 C virgin Olive oil
1T lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste

Place chopped scapes in a food processor, pulse until fine.  Add the cheese, nuts, salt, pepper and mix well.  While running, add the lemon juice and olive oil.  Process till nice spread consistency.  Adjust seasoning to taste.  Can be frozen.  (like in the video below!)

For more ideas, check out this link to a college friend who does a culinary thing.....

Mark's Culinary Compass


Spinners End Farm said...

Ours are ready to go too! I added some of last years garlic scape pesto to scrambled eggs this morning and am inspired to get some more in the freezer....I've been using it as a base for pizza toppings too.

Susan said...

Thank you, thank you for posting this recipe! I could not find mine - saved! Did you get your strawberries processed?