Let us provide you with another quick stir-fry perfect as a side dish and well appreciated at Chinese dinners. Scapes can be used in many recipes but here we are using them as a vegetable, cut into lengths. The added sausage is not a necessity but adds some smokiness and sweetness to the dish.
What are garlic scapes?
These twirly stalks grow out of the bulbs of garlic plants and are harvested before they flower to avoid the stems becoming tough and woody. Scapes are cut one or two months before the garlic bulb is ready and their taste is mild and sweet.
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Stir Fried Garlic Scapes with Chinese Sausage
- Peel the skin from the Chinese sausage under cold running water. The casing should puff up and be easy to remove with the help of a paring knife. Slice the sausage, keep aside.
- Cut the garlic scapes into 5-6 centimetre sticks.
- Sear the sausage in oil for one minute on each side. Add the julienned carrot and ginger and sauté for one minute.
- Add the garlic scape sticks and sauté for another minute.
- Add the water and cover with a lid. The steam will cook and tenderise the garlic scapes faster. Cook until the water has evaporated. Season the garlic scapes with salt, ground pepper and sesame oil.
- Serve immediately as a side dish.