Monday, June 11, 2012

Grilled Garlic Scapes

This is so easy and delicious it should be a sin. But since garlic is usually reference warding off evil we will go with heavenly.    To make these delicious devils cut scapes (the unopened flower head, and the stalk it's connected to) off the top of your garlic. (You can also find them at farmers markets. ) Drop rinsed scapes into a pot of boiling water for less than one minute to blanch.  Dump into a colander and put into an ice bath. Poor out water, pat the scapes dry... all at once no individual drying stuffs... use the same bowl to toss scapes with olive oil, course salt, and fresh ground black pepper.  Lay out on a sheet of aluminum foil on the grill.  Cook on medium high heat for about 3-5 minutes.  They should be somewhat firm, but tender like perfectly cook asparagus.  All but the very thin strand coming off the top tip of the flower is perfect eating.Eat 'em up!
Grilled garlic scapes with grilled potatoes and grilled chicken

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