Stir Fried Garlic Scapes with Chinese Sausage

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.

garlic scapes with sausages

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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garlic scapes with sausages

Stir Fried Garlic Scapes with Chinese Sausage

Another quick stir-fry perfect as a side dish and well appreciated at Chinese dinners.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side dishes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 196 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)


  • 350 gr garlic scapes
  • 2 pcs Chinese pork sausage [160 gr]
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger julienned
  • 2 tbsp carrots julienned
  • 1 tsp dried chilli
  • 50 ml water or vegetable stock or yellow wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • 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.
    peeling the casing of a sausage
  • Cut the garlic scapes into 5-6 centimetre sticks.
    ingredients for garlic scapes recipe
  • Sear the sausage in oil for one minute on each side. Add the julienned carrot and ginger and sauté for one minute.
    sauteing sausage with carrots and ginger
  • Add the garlic scape sticks and sauté for another minute.
    sauteeing food
  • 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.
    adding sesame oil to the recipe
  • Serve immediately as a side dish.
    garlic scapes with sausages

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 196kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 8gFat: 2gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 30mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1580IUVitamin C: 38mgCalcium: 222mgIron: 2mg
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