Monday, June 27, 2011

Garlic scape pizza

Garlic scapes are the curly top of the garlic plant, available only a few weeks a year as the garlic ripens. I was fortunate enough to get a bag in my CSA box last week. They taste like a milder, greener (green as in salad) version of garlic. And they look like a vegetable version of bend-y straws, which is fun.

For the pizza, I laid down slices of fresh mozzarella and the unused bits from yesterday's tart--a few tablespoons of caramelized onion and a few leaves of wilted chard. Topped that with the garlic scapes, and a layer of parmesan. When it came out of the oven, I garnished with the torn first basil leaves from my garden.

Hooray! I'm finally getting basil!

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