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What to do with a very large bunch of scallions?

I had a square foot of scallions left in my garden that were starting to bolt, so I just decided to pull them. I figured I would give them away but then I remembered this handy Foodpickle feature and thought I might give it a try. So, does anyone have suggestions or ideas for what to do with a very, very large bunch of scallions? Thanks!

asked by checker almost 5 years ago
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22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added almost 5 years ago

Scallion pancakes! http://userealbutter.com...

F5da3dff 3351 48af 8ecb 875f290243f9  checker
added almost 5 years ago

Yes!

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

While it's not scallion intensive. Chicken yakatori.

Boneless, skinless chicken breast. Slice them in strips.
Line them up and layer in scallions between the strips.
Use two skewers to secure them like this: =[|][|][|][|]=
Glaze them with a teriyaki sauce and grill or broil.

3162c11b e070 4795 95d1 fd9492a6b582  lulusleep
added almost 5 years ago

Grilling them whole is nice.
Another thing you can make is scallion ginger sauce (finely chopped scallion, grated ginger, salt and a light oil). It's a great dipping sauce for poached chicken and the like.

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added almost 5 years ago

I'm with you, @babytiger. Although I cant grill (no grill :( . . . so I put them under the broiler, watching carefully). Just a couple spritzes of olive oil, salt and pepper. You'd be amazed at how delicious they are!

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amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added almost 5 years ago

Scallions are lovely simply brushed with a little olive oil and s&p and quickly grilled (lay them perpendicular to grates for char marks, and so they don't fall through.) They get a little soft and smokey - a great, easy accompaniment for grilled steak, lamb, chicken...

A whole steamed fish with scallions and ginger is surprisingly easy and really delicious. A big one is a great way to feed a lot of people. (Pretty much any white fish.) I do it 'by heart' but there are lots of recipes on the internet if you search 'Chinese Whole Steamed Fish...'

Any kind of stir fry, or Asian noodle dish; I like lots of thinly sliced ones in Sesame Noodles - they lighten it up, keep it from being cloying.

Also - chopped and mixed in some good cream cheese. On a toasted bagel, with or without lox. Heaven.

22b9ddc9 fc61 48a3 949e dee341974288  liz and dad
added almost 5 years ago

We've grilled them, too, (wrapped in bacon - because that's how we roll.) Awesome.

I love ALL these ideas...I'm sensing a Your Best Scallions contest theme here!!!!!! Let's shall add this to the list along with Your Best Recipe Inspired by a Song. :)


F5da3dff 3351 48af 8ecb 875f290243f9  checker
added almost 5 years ago

Loads of good ideas! Thank you all! And bacon-wrapped grilled scallions - you are a "sick puppy" indeed, but I think we may be from the same litter. ;)

3162c11b e070 4795 95d1 fd9492a6b582  lulusleep
added almost 5 years ago

Speaking of rolling them in bacon, it reminds me of this Japanese dish where scallion is rolled in thin slices of beef. It's called beef negimaki.

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added almost 5 years ago

Make jerked chicken!

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added almost 5 years ago

Nigella's Black and Blue Steak marinade:

http://uktv.co.uk/food...

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added almost 5 years ago

Francis Lam has a great ginger scallion sauce -
http://www.salon.com/food...