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Sunday, June 18, 2006
In participation of Weekend Herb Blogging at Kalyn's Kitchen, I am writing about garlic scapes. We received a bunch of garlic scapes in our crop share on Thursday and I was eager to use them.
As I love pizza and had a pizza crust on hand, I created Spinach and Garlic Scapes Pizza. It was awesome! I sauteed some chopped garlic scapes in olive oil, added spinach and other greens from our spring mix and reduced those down. The mixture was spread across a pizza crust and topped with mozzarella cheese. Here's the recipe:
Spinach and Garlic Scapes Pizza
1 pizza dough (12-inches round)
6 garlic scapes
1-2 tbsp olive oil
½ lb. spinach or other greens
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
4 dashes hot sauce
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, fresh and thinly sliced
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, fresh and grated
Preheat oven to 475°. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add olive oil. Chop garlic scapes thinly and add to heated skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and chopped or thinly sliced greens and cook for 5 minutes or until greens are wilted. Add hot sauce.
On a lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into a 12-inch round crust onto a preheated pizza stone or pizza pan. Spoon greens mixture onto dough; spread ½-inch from edges. Slice fresh mozzarella cheese and place on top of greens. Grate Parmesan cheese over entire pizza. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Slice fresh basil into thin strips and sprinkle over cooked pizza.
Watch for more crop share recipes to be posted - with the overabundance of lettuce at our house, we made lettuce wraps with snow peas, garlic scapes and fresh lettuce. We'll post about that soon...right now, it's off to Father's Day festivities!
Posted by Crystal at 11:15 AM