Only here for a short time, GRILLED GARLIC SCAPES are decidedly delicious!
GRILLED GARLIC SCAPES are an unusual treat most often found at farmers’ markets. They’re only only around for a short time at the start of summer. Scapes are the soft stems and unopened flower buds of hard-neck garlic varieties that the farmers snip off to produce a more robust bulb. Click HERE to learn more about this unusual fresh vegetable.
Thankfully, garlic scapes never go to waste – in fact they’ve become a trendy taste sensation. We’re big fans of their distinctive flavour so here are some tips for preparing them. Using them in recipes will help you create some delicious summer side dishes. Just wait until you see them next and prepare garlic scapes yourself – I know you’re going to love the reaction when you serve them to someone who has never tried them before!
Here are a few tips on enjoying them!
When buying garlic scapes, look for them early in the season – they tend to be thin and more tender than the late-season finds. We also find purchasing more is a good idea too. You can grill them as we have in this recipes but they’re also a wonderful taste sensation in this BUCATINI WITH SCAPES PASTA recipe.
Preparing garlic scapes for use in recipes is super-easy. Simply rinse them, trim off the ends and then, trim the very tips of the buds. Try to use your prepared scapes in a recipe within a day or two of purchase.
Don’t overthink how to prepare them. The mildly sweet, subtle garlic flavour comes out when you roast, steam or grill them. You can then further brighten the flavour profile with nothing more than salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
In case you’re wondering what to serve them with, let us make a suggestion – everything! They’re especially tasty served with other grilled dishes like out BARBECUED SALMON, this lovely CHICKEN recipe and, our GRILLED LAMB LOIN CHOPS.
GRILLED GARLIC SCAPES are a remarkably easy-to-prepare seasonal treat that make a perfect side dish to any summer meal.