A lovely early summer meal of linguine with
garlic scapes. What are garlic scapes you may
ask? They are the flower stems of a garlic bulb.
Garlic growers will remove this stem to produce
a larger bulb.
At our local Saturday morning Farmer's Market
there were many stalls selling scapes. They seem
to be a hot item this year. The farmer I bought them
from gave me this easy recipe. This is the sort of meal
that I imagine a little old European lady would make for
lunch after foraging in the fields in the early morning.
a handful of garlic scapes, chopped
Butter (I used 3 to 4 tbls.)
grated parmesan cheese
Cook the linguine according to package directions, drain.
Melt the butter in a pan and add scapes, saute for
a few minutes. Place linguine in a large bowl and
add butter and scapes, add grated parm and toss.
Top with additional parm and serve.
We dined al fresco and with this as our view, it
made the dinner even better.