Garlic scapes are the flower shoot of the garlic plant.Scapes are cut as soon as they are produced in order to allow the garlic plant to send more energy down to the bulb, increasing the size of the bulb. Garlic scapes are considered a delicacy in many countries, including China and Korea.
Storage: Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They last a long, long time!
Preparation: Wash with cool water and trim away any discolored parts. The scapes may be a bit woody towards their tips. Discard this part, or use to flavor soup stock.♦ Garlic greens and scapes can be eaten fresh or cooked and can be used in any dish that calls for garlic. Substitute ¼ pound garlic greens for about 6 cloves of garlic. ♦ Add to green salads, pasta, chicken, or seafood salads, as a garnish for cooked dishes, or added to soups at the last moment for a touch of bright green color and extra garlic flavor.♦ You can also use garlic greens and scapes to make pesto.