What the hell is a garlic scape you say? It’s the top part of a garlic plant. What we are used to seeing and eating, cloves tightly wrapped in a papery bulb, is actually the root of the plant. There’s a whole freakin’ plant that grows out the top and makes a pretty flower and everything. The “scape” is the early stage of the bud of the garlic flower and has a flavor all it’s own. The usual go to for garlic scapes is to make a pesto out of them but since we were doing an all grilling theme for this dinner I just decided to throw them on the grill and see what happened. They got eaten. That’s what happened.
I literally just threw them on the grill and then tossed them with olive oil and salt to taste. That’s it.
- 1 bunch of garlic scapes
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Toss garlic scapes in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Put on a hot grill and grill until tender, should be just a few minutes.
- Toss in more olive oil and add salt and pepper as needed.