Garlic scapes are the tender stem of the garlic plant. They form a curly "mouse tail" on the very top of the garlic plant. Picked from our neighbour's garlic field, these scapes have so many uses and nutritional benefits. With a mild garlic flavor and a good crunch, they are often used in a stir fry in place of garlic.
Drain and use a food processor to turn them into a pesto, adding a little olive oil and a little parmesan cheese to use on pasta, or in a homemade hummus.
Use as a paste to mix with soft butter - it makes a wonderful compound butter to use on fish or meats, or to spread on a crostini. Can also be added whole in a roasting pan to give flavor to chicken or turkey.