This article and recipe were designed to introduce the reader to a way to harvest and prepare fresh leek scapes to be eaten. Scapes are what happens to a leek, onion, or garlic when they flower. The entire scape (stalk) is edible.
Sautee the scapes with olive oil and serve alongside meats or fish. With a texture similar to asparagus, Leek scapes can be prepared in much the same way as the smaller green stalks; toss in olive oil and roast or chop and sauté.
1. Chop into easy-to-manage lengths
2. Toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper
3. Toss on a hot grill and cook. You can fry or even bake them.
~ Steamed scapes: Cut scapes into 1 or 2 inch pieces and steam until just tender.
~ Sauteed scapes: Blanch the scapes in boiling water for 1 minute, then immediately drain and place in ice water. Heat some olive oil in a skillet until a drop of water in the pan sizzles. Drain the scapes and pour into the skillet. Cook for 1 minute, stirring 2 or 3 times. Season with 1 teaspoon Old Bay Blackened Seasoning, if desired. Cook until scapes begin turning golden, about 2 minutes.
Many people these days have discovered the health benefits of eating fresh vegetables. Vegetables can be prepared in a number of ways and can be eaten as part of a meal or by themselves as a quick snack.
The author of this article shared this information in order to help others discover the health benefits of eating freshly harvested leeks.
The recipe includes a complete list of everything that is necessary to have on hand in order to get started. It also has a complete, easy to read and follow step by step preparation guide that covers everything from start to finish.
All of the information is presented in a way that makes it really easy to read and understand.
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