Monday, August 10, 2009

scape goat

garlic scapes are the oft-overlooked stems of the ubiquitous garlic bulb. farmers harvest these raggedy tops at the start of summer so that they don't divert pungency from the developing bulbs. think: the essence of roasted garlic trapped inside of a scallion; a musky mix of mellow garlic and sweet grass.

i imagine that they lend themselves nicely to a variety of food preparations -- tossed in a salad, pounded into pesto, starring in a soup -- but i opted for a simple sear over open flame.

tossed in olive oil, a little salt; pepper, and grilled until limp

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