bacon wrapped garlic scapes

At Kootenay Spice, we love bacon nearly as much as we love garlic (but not quite). Naturally, combining the two only seemed to make sense, which brought us to thoroughly enjoy trying out these bacon wrapped garlic scapes!

Although we had made most of ours into garlic scape pesto, we are very happy that we decided to freeze a few full scapes, knowing we would eventually crave that fresh, green garlicky taste that you can only harvest at one time of the year. Of course, frozen is not nearly as good as fresh, but it’s the least we could do to savour that flavour at least a little longer than a couple of months!

garlic scapes

Unfortunately, garlic scapes are not particularly easy to come by, especially when they are not in season. Don’t fret, fresh asparagus also works very well for this recipe, as do long green bean or celery stalks.

This recipe will feed 2 people as a side and you will need:

6 8-10 inch garlic scapes
6 pieces of bacon
1 tablespoon Kootenay Spice lemon garlic pepper

Heat a large skillet over medium to high heat.

Tightly wrap each piece of garlic (or asparagus, what have you) in a piece of bacon.

pre cooked bacon wrapped garlic scapes

Sprinkle the bacon wrapped scapes with Kootenay Spice Lemon Garlic Pepper.

Cook the bacon wrapped scapes until the bacon is crisp and the garlic scape is soft, about 15 minutes, flipping 3-4 times.

bacon wrapped garlic scapes

Remove from the pan onto paper towel to absorb some of the moisture. Serve & enjoy!

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