Monday, July 11, 2011
Shrimp and Garlic Scapes
Have you ever heard of garlic scapes?
Way back when I worked at Nezinscot Farm in high school, we used to harvest garlic scapes. This was the first and pretty much only time I had heard of them. A garlic scape is the stalk of the garlic at an early stage. Before it straightens, the stalk is curved and tender. There is lots of flavor but it is not as potent the garlic bulb.
You can simple roast or saute the garlic scapes in olive oil till they soften.
We had some shrimp to eat and decided combining the garlic scapes and shrimp with pasta sounded delicious.
Cook pasta as directed on box. Save about 1/2 C pasta water.
Saute garlic scapes with 1/2 diced onion in olive oil with salt and pepper for about 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for about 6 minutes till they turn pink. Add pasta water and cooked pasta. Mix together and let the flavors set and distribute through the pasta.
Add 1/4 C Parmesan cheese.