There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.
We’ve all had it happen: something catches your eye at the farmers market (or shows up in a CSA box), and it looks really cool -- but what do you do with it? This week we’re talking about garlic scapes and how to use them, especially if they seem too intense for pesto. Some of our favorite ideas so far?
- Pickling the garlic scapes, from em-i-lis, which has the added benefit of extending their short season.
- sexyLAMBCHOPx suggests using them as skewers for protein on the grill (like for Garlic Scape Beef Satay with Garlic Scape Satay Dip).
- Or lose the protein, and just grill them straight up with a little olive oil.
What are your go-to uses for garlic scapes? Add your two cents to the question on the Hotline here, or continue the conversation in the comments below!