Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes....sounds mysterious! Actually, they are the flower stalks of hardnecked garlic plants. They form in a spiral from young shoots, and have a bulb on the end as they mature. When young, they can simply be chopped up and put into salads, on bruschetta, over pasta, and on and on. Older shoots must be chopped up, sauteed in olive oil or butter for 5+ minutes, and then put in a processor and blended till smooth. Start with 1/2# scapes and 1/2 tsp salt. Then add in 1/4c pine nuts and 1/4 c parmesan cheese, and blend again. Lastly, with the motor running, drizzle in 1/4 c olive oil. Yeow-za's! Get ready for a real garlicky kick on whatever you choose. Mange, mange!

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