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Posted by August 18, 2019


What seems to be like tangled cables however is inexperienced and tastes like garlic? Garlic scapes!!  I simply found, this penduncle as it’s known as or lengthy stem flowering vegetable at a natural farm Excessive Hill in Meriden CT. They’re the flowering stalks of  the hardneck garlic bulb.  They solely develop 4  weeks in the summertime and have a  stem and flower which is all edible.  Try native farms close to you. Scrumptious when sautéed in oil, simply break off the stem the place it’s woody.  You should buy this veggie on https://www.getgarlic.com/product/garlic-scapes.

That is a type of finds you should convey house wrapped in a towel  and packed in your baggage for examine in ! Once I positioned them in my fridge, I stared at them and mentioned WTH  do I do with them? After researching, a couple of days later I lower them in 2 inch lengthy items, and sautéed in a pan. Wow! 

Flavorful with garlic overtones of the particular garlic particularly within the flower, (however not robust),  I sautéed them in olive oil and add shaved parmesan cheese.  An incredible facet dish or featured with grilled meats or pasta. Low in energy at 30 kcals per half of cup and with 6 grams of protein. It’s a type of esoteric veggies which can be a delight in the summertime if you will discover them!

Right here’s the recipe:

  • 2 cups of detangled 2 inch chopped scapes

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • Sea salt and floor pepper

  • shaved parmesan

    Warmth oil in a pan and saute the scapes for five minutes shifting them across the pan till barely golden . Add the salt and pepper and shaved parmesan , function a facet vegetable.