B-B-Q Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are the seed stalk of the garlic plant which shows up in late spring.  Scapes have a fresh garlic flavor and can be used for garlic in just about any dish until the real thing comes along.

A favorite way to eat them is to toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and grill over the b-b-q much like you would asparagus. The texture and flavor is similar to asparagus. It makes a great side dish.

Garlic Scape Pesto

From: Dorie Greenspan 10 scapes-finely shopped1/3 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan1/3 cup slivered almonds (toast lightly if you want)1/2 cup olive oil Sea salt to taste1. In a food processor blend scapes, cheese, almonds, and ½ of the oil until smooth.2. Add the remainder of the oil.3. Season to taste with sea salt.