Garlic scapes make a great pesto and are also easy to saute. If you want to try something a little different make a Garlic Scape Compound Butter. Compound butters are considered “finishing” butters. You can make them with any herb and spice combination.
Roasting a chicken? Place a slice of the compound butter under the skin then roast as your normally would. Use it to baste your steak. Add it to the saute pan when cooking shrimp or scallops. It’s great slathered on grilled bread for a fantastic garlic bread.
- 4 TBSP Butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 TBSP Garlic Scapes minced
- 1/2 TSP salt
- Combine butter with the minced garlic scapes, in a bowl. Mix thoroughly, then add salt. Mix a second time ensuring the scapes are evenly blended with the butter. (You can use a stand mixer to mix the ingredients, if you prefer.)
- Fold the entire mixture onto a sheet of clear plastic wrap.
- Fold the plastic wrap over the butter (short ends in first) and begin to form the butter into a cylindrical roll with your hands.
- After the butter is completely folded in the plastic, roll to form your cylinder.
- Wrap your compound butter roll in aluminum foil and store in the freezer. The foil will prevent the garlic aroma from leaking into the freezer and surrounding food. It will also keep your butter fresh.
When ready to use, slice off as many pieces as needed, then refold and place the rest back in the freezer for future use.