My CSA is now in summer mode so I am getting deliveries every week. It seems they've had a pretty wet spring with the wettest April and May on record which caused flooding on some farms in the area. Today was the second delivery of the summer share that I am signed up for.
Included in the CSA were a bunch of garlic scapes. These are the green part of garlic that grows above the ground, they are only in season for a short bit of time, and are a bit like scallions but for garlic! They have a nice garlic flavor, but slightly more mild.
I decided to make some shrimp sautéed with garlic and dried hot pepper along with some chopped scapes.
Prepare several cloves of garlic and some chopped scapes:
Sauté some garlic and dried hot pepper in olive oil:
Add the shrimp and the chopped scapes:
Toss in some cooked spaghetti and serve:
I made a small salad to go along with it using the greens from the CSA topped with some sautéed scapes. So easy!