The scapes are starting!!
We have a ton of garlic planted and each and every plant has a scape growing out the top...there are so many!!!
What are garlic scapes:
Garlic scapes are the tender stem and flower bud of a hardneck garlic plant. Scapes first grow straight out of the garlic bulb, then coil. When harvested, they look like long, curly green beans.
If you haven't had garlic scapes before, you are in for a treat! They are delicious and easy to incorporate in virtually any recipe. They can be used anywhere you might otherwise use garlic cloves or scallions. They can be sautéed, roasted, pickled or made into pesto or dip!
Garlic scapes taste like a unique blend of onion, scallion and garlic. However, scapes are usually less fiery and have a fresher, “greener” taste than the actual garlic bulbs. The texture is similar to that of asparagus.
Garlic scapes keep very well in the crisper—they can last for up to two weeks. You can also chop them up and freeze them in plastic bags.
Scapes are really easy to prep. Most of the time, the tips of the scapes will have a little bulb on it. Snip off the tips and the bulb, run the scapes under some water to get rid of any dirt and chop up the scapes to whatever length you’d like.
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Enjoy your veggies this week!