It is simple to make - heat up some veg oil, cook cut-up garlic scapes, shrimp pieces, and bak choi. Add cold cooked rice, add peas, mix them well, cook until rice is hot and season well with salt and pepper. Serve. The photo is from June 10, 2008!
Sometimes I surprise myself with simple yet so delicious food and this was one of those. Looking at the photo, I might have had a couple more ingredients than I remember including left-over leek (I do use green part of leek. I don't understand why people are using only the white part of leek. The green part is as delicious, especially great either stir-fried or fried, and awesome in making a stock).
I think garlic scapes taste best cooked in oil to draw out its mild garlicky flavor, but Dan and I have been using them everywhere this year.
- Soy dipping sauce: mix soy sauce, sesame oil and finely chopped garlic scapes. Sprinkle sesame seeds. This sauce is so versatile - use anywhere you want.
- Asparagus, pea, shrimp, scallop soup: we made a Thai style soup and threw in some garlic scapes.
- Korean Seafood pancake: Along with garlic chives and scallion, garlic scapes were added!
- Home-made gravax, chevre, finely minced garlic scapes on a toasted bagel.
- Stir-fried kale: yep, added garlic scapes again.
- Flank steak rolled with goat-cheese and garlic scapes
Garlic scapes are great grilled too. I will leave you with this awesome article that I found. Let me know what you are cooking with garlic scapes.