Ribbon Road Farm

Sauteed Scapes

Snap Scapes into bite sized pieces
Place a saute pan on medium high heat
Add olive oil and allow for it to get hot (10-15 sec)
Saute' until al dente'; saute' means to jump around, so do not over-cook!.
Depending on heat they may be done in as little as 30 sec.
Serve as a side or main dish. Tastes like roasted Garlic with a spring flavor.

Roasted Elephant Garlic

Separate the monster cloves from the bulb and cut the ends off. Place into a suitable container and drizzle olive oil over the cloves. Cover container and bake at 325* for 50 minutes. Squeeze out of skins and spread like butter on toast or crackers.  Elephant is the King of roasted garlic!

Pureed Garlic

Just pop several cloves into a food processor or blender. Add olive oil and spices and process.

Garlic Scape Soup

2 tablespoons clarified butter or extra-virgin olive oil ?
2 dozen garlic scapes, chopped, flower buds discarded ?
3 large potatoes - not peeled - cut into 1/2" cubes ?
5 cups vegetable stock ?
2 large handfuls spinach leaves - remove the stems ?
Juice of 1/2 lemon ?
1/2 teaspoon - fine grain salt ?
Freshly ground black pepper ??

Heat the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat,
then add the scapes and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the potatoes and stock, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through.

Remove from the heat, add the spinach, and puree using a hand blender, covering the top with a kitchen towel and using low speed - be careful not to burn yourself! Season with the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Whisk in the cream for a silkier texture.
If the soup tastes flat, add salt a few pinches at a time until the flavors really pop. If available, chive blossoms make a nice garnish.
Serves 4 to 6 ?

Grilled Garlic Scapes

Snap or cut scapes into bite size pieces
Place onto a large sheet of foil
Sprinkle liberally with olive oil, salt, & pepper
Bundle up the foil & grill for about 10 minutes or until al dente

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