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Offline bfguilford

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Anybody using garlic scapes?
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:35:19 PM »
I have a bunch of garlic scapes, and am wondering if anyone has used them as a topping. My wife is threatening to turn them into pesto, which I could use on a pizza, too (if she doesn't claim them for pasta).

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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 03:01:57 PM »
Barry,

I haven’t tried it yet, but Steve’s friend Bob make a delicious Aioli (Garlic Sauce) that he puts into a plastic squeeze container and then makes circles on the pie after it is baked.  I think I can find a link to a picture of some of the Aioli added to a pizza if you want me to find it.  I think he uses crushed garlic and virgin olive oil, lemon juice. basil and a couple of other ingredients.  If someone finds a good Aioli Sauce recipe for pizza I also would be interested in trying it.  Bob said he doesn’t have exact measurements or ingredients he uses.  His does change from time to time what he uses, but it is always delicious on pizza.   

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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 03:07:28 PM »
You could probably use them like ramps. I bet it would be good.
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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 03:32:58 PM »
Craigs right,  and they are very good.  -Marc

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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 03:55:17 PM »
fine cooking is one of my fav mags, as well as fine homebuilding and fine woodworking.
i thinkt hey were in the previous months issue but look at this
http://www.finecooking.com/item/17347/a-fresh-look-at-garlic-scapes

garlic scape pesto woudl be a good addition to a pie!

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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 05:59:53 PM »
Norma: Thanks for the aioli idea. My wife said PESTO.

Craig & Marc: I was waiting for someone to ask what scrapes are. Instead, I had to Google ramps. So... how would you use ramps as a topping?  :D

sajata: Thanks for the link. If we end up going for pesto, I'll put in a request for that recipe. Sounds mighty tasty.

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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 06:06:44 PM »
Sautee them in butter and chop them up.

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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 06:09:41 PM »
With tomato sauce and pecorino maybe? Or on a white pie with mushrooms? Sausage on either if you want meat?
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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2012, 06:19:19 PM »
I think I'll go the sauté (in EVOO... more my style) and put them on part of a white pie with cherry tomatoes and basil. I'm also going to try some sautéed kale on a pie. I don't eat meat (  :-[ will you still reply to my posts?)
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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 10:30:11 PM »
I have never even seen them in the market.


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Re: Anybody using garlic scapes?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2012, 11:01:04 PM »
Did the deed tonight. The sauteed (in EVOO) garlic scapes were absolutely fantastic. It brought out some sweetness in the garlic flavor that was magnificent on a white pie with cherry tomatoes and basil. I was less impressed by the Calabro mozz that I tried - pretty bland. Gotta find more scapes!

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