Garlic scapes are juicy and mild and much like green garlic, they can be used more liberally than mature garlic and are wonderful broiled, as a pesto or as additions to soups, sauces, egg and cheese dishes or stir fries. Unlike mature garlic, garlic scapes need to be refrigerated in a plastic bag and used within a week to 10 days.
Techniques and ingredients that are particularly suited to garlic scapes:
- Added to mayonnaise
- Fish and shellfish (white fish, mussels and clams, salmon)
- Pasta, rice, other grains
- Leafy greens