bacon wrapped garlic scapes

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!

cooked cedar plank rainbow

fresh cedar plank rainbow

Dan went fishing on Sunday with a friend who has lived in the area all his life & knows exactly when & where the fish bite. Sure enough, Dan came home with two rainbow trout that we promptly cooked for dinner!

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We soaked a couple of cedar planks in water for about an hour and heated them up in our kamado smoker for a couple of minutes.

BBQ Sauced rainbow

We then lay the fish fillets across the planks and sprinkled them with some Kootenay Spice Lemon Garlic Pepper and some fresh dill.

Smoking rainbow

A few minutes smoked at high heat, followed by a layer of BBQ sauce and a few more minutes on the grill (12 minutes of cooking all together), we were enjoying some delicious, fresh rainbow trout.

cooked cedar plank rainbow

Just one more reason we love living in the West Kootenay!

salmon and spinach salad

This is the gourmet lunch we treated ourselves to on Sunday afternoon. Our local grocery store has a to die for fish selection with some amazing prices, and the salmon steaks looked too good to pass up!

salmon & spinach salad

A light coating of olive oil, a sprinkle of our Lemon Garlic Pepper and a few minutes on the grill with a light toping of BBQ sauce at the end resulted in some of the best salmon we have had in years!

We tossed together a delicious hot spinach salad and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch! Don’t worry, we’ll share the recipe for the salad in the near future!